In today’s society everybody is busy. In fact, many people equate being busy and stressed with success. This belief has dangerous consequences though, and if we continue to ignore stress, and even glorify it – we can damage our mental and physical health.
Stress contributes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune disease – so ignoring the problem can be deadly. If work is a big source of your stress, the following tips can help you regain control and de-stress.
De-stress your body
Many of us engage our stress response more often than our relaxation response, leaving us feeling fatigued and depressed. Stress is a physical and hormonal reaction, which means we can use our bodies to interrupt this response.
- Avoid processed foods – These can make us feel anxious and are best avoided. Stick to fresh, whole foods as this will help nourish your body and better prepare it for whatever gets thrown at you at work.