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How to eliminate and avoid stress

Updated: Jan 29

7 steps to protect yourself from stress....

Developing personalized stress management methods is a vital step towards your better health and wellness. A consultation with a certified wellness and nutrition consultant from Elite Wellness Performance can help identify problems and solutions
Stress management is crucial for optimal functional health

Eat healthily:

· Eating healthily can reduce the risks of diet-related diseases and health stressors


· There is a growing amount of evidence showing how food affects our mood and the way eating healthily can improve this


· You can protect your feelings of wellbeing by ensuring that your diet provides adequate amounts of brain nutrients like essential vitamins, minerals, and water.


Reducing smoking and drinking alcohol:

· Try not to, or reduce the quantity you smoke and drink alcohol.


· Even though they'll seem to scale back tension initially, this is often misleading as they often make problems worse.


Exercise:

· Try and integrate exercise into your lifestyle because it is often very effective in relieving stress.


· Even just going out and getting some fresh air, and taking on some light exercise, like going for a walk can really help in relieving stress


Getting out:

· Take time to relax, and try to do it outdoors if possible.


· Strike the balance between responsibility to others and responsibility to yourself, as this will really reduce stress levels.


Be mindful:

· Mindfulness may be a mind-body approach to life that helps us to relate differently to experiences. It involves listening to our thoughts and feelings during a way that increases our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices.


· Try to practice mindfulness regularly.


· Mindfulness meditation are often practiced anywhere at any time.


· Research has suggested that it can reduce the consequences of stress, anxiety and related problems like insomnia, poor concentration and low moods, in some people.


· Our website features a specially developed online course in mindfulness


Get some restful sleep:

· Are you finding you're struggling to sleep? this is often a standard problem when you’re stressed.


· Could your physical or psychological state be impacting your ability to sleep?


· Could you amend your environment to improve your sleep?


· Could you rise up rather than staying in bed when your mind is worrying at night?


· Could you create small changes to your lifestyle to assist your get a restful sleep?

Don’t be too hard on yourself:

· Try to keep things in perspective.


· When your inner critic or an outer critic finds faults, attempt to find truth and exception to what's being said.


· If you stumble or feel you've got failed, don’t beat yourself up.


· Act as if you were your own best friend: be kind and supportive.


· Take a couple of minutes every day to understand yourself

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