Aug 18, 2010
Loving Life – Knowing When Stress is Too Much
If you are being true about loving life, this must be clear in every aspect of your day-to-day interactions. If you are a busy person who seems to be working all the time, what does it say about you? Well, if you can handle the pressure and the stress that the situation brings, then good for you.
But if your lifestyle is already costing you your health, then it is time for you to rethink your priorities. Did you know that chronic stress has been found out to be linked with the emergence of type 2 diabetes and increased chances to develop heart disease. This was according to the study that was done by the British Medical Journal.
If you current job is causing you constant stress and pressure, this will also lead to metabolic syndrome. These factors will cause high blood pressure, central obesity, insulin resistance and other factors and symptoms of the two said ailments.
It is understandable that you want to work hard for you and for your family's future. Times are getting harder each day. People are losing their jobs. Corporations are closing down. Economy is getting weak. For such reasons, people are doing everything they can to hold on to what they have even if it is already causing them to be unfit and unhealthy.
If you find yourself in such dilemma, you can focus your energy on ways on how to reduce your stress levels. Here are some recommendations that you can follow for this purpose. If you cannot afford to lose the job that is causing too much stress, then start with the following to alleviate the roots of other health problems.
1. Exercise. This must be done on a daily basis. Make sure that before you enter the work jungle, you are prepped up and ready for any battle. And throughout the day, you must take your breaks to do some stretching. Slip into some breathing exercise whenever you can. This way, you will help yourself reduce the high tensions that your stressful job is making you suffer.
It is a good habit to perform this task regularly. This will help you stay fit. This way, you will feel good about yourself. If you feel like you are stuck in the rut in your workplace, make sure that you make up for it by treating your body right with some daily exercise regimen.
2. Eat right. Do not resort to junk foods and other treats that will increase your chances to develop weak heart and higher blood pressure. At work, you must be able to think clear in order to perform your tasks right no matter how stressful they seem to be. You can easily do this if you stuff yourself with the right foods that contain the nutrients that can help you stay fit and alert.
3. Pamper yourself. After a hard day's work, you have to think of ways to reward yourself for a job well done. What do you love doing the most with your body? You may want to try a good massage. You can go to the spa every weekend or whenever you are free to go. Go to your favorite places on your free time. Shop around, hang out with friends or go to the salon to have that stylish haircut you've always wanted to try.
Loving life and loving yourself is easy to accomplish. You just really have to set a time for it.