Here is how you can respond in a stressful situation

The key is to not over think the situations but just breathe

Stress is the body’s natural way of responding to situations that bring a certain amount of discomfort. The trigger for stress varies from a situation, past relationships, songs, a certain smell, or anything that sends shivers down your spine. Becoming a large part of our lives, stress has become synonymous with breathing. But what one doesn’t understand is that this stress can rewire and restructure the brain, tricking one into a spiral of mental troubles toiling with emotions. This stress then further shows up in the form of lowered immune function, high blood sugar, and blood fat levels. If you are someone letting stress stay with you, here are a few tips to help you deal with it in a better way.

Identify the unresolved emotions. Most often than not, certain feelings and emotions have been rooting deep inside for a long time have the biggest effect on the human brain. As these emotions are easy to trigger they tend to affect our choices on a daily basis. A trapped emotion of anger from a past event is likely to make you upset as the body will resonate with it faster, likewise with fear and hurt.

Listen to your body and mind. If in a situation your mind and body are sending you an overwhelming signal that is making your presence around some people or a place uncomfortable, you should acknowledge it. Listening to your body is the first and the biggest step towards recognizing stress.

Exercise.Working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not only associated with achieving a beach body but has a lot more to do with a healthy mind. It is a chain reaction; a healthy body stimulates a healthy mind and vise-a-versa. Exercising – a walk, dancing, or yoga – has proven to reduce stress and anxiety. However, do so at your own pace. Don’t get involved in a rate race.

Eat right. With exercising it is important to also consume the right diet required by the body. It involves right from eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, and consciously consuming the right amount of nutrients, calcium, vitamins, and fats. Stress often leads to overeating, especially at night. So also remember to watch yourself and replace your unhealthy snacks with healthier ones.

Talk to people. It could involve talking to a partner, a friend, a family member, or taking professional help. When talking to a confidant let them know how you feel and what it takes your brain through. Talk to people if under stress you need help from people or want them around. This will help you not deal with it alone and become overwhelmed with it.

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