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Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

By Donna Stark

Want to throw your computer out the window or scream at everyone around you? Whether your stress stems from cranky toddlers or impending work deadlines, the way you cope will make all the difference in the world with your relationships and overall well-being. However, coping can be hard, especially if you don't have the right tools to do so, can't it? Fortunately, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have listed some of their favorite suggestions that can help you get through the craziest of days. Take a look.

Prioritize Your Sleep

Sleep is essential to your overall health and well-being. Not only does it bring some much-needed restoration to the body, it also helps repair the brain. Without enough sleep, you may become easily irritated and have significantly higher emotional sensitivity. Your work may also begin to be impacted as you become unfocused and impulsive, making it near impossible to complete your tasks. All of this can increase your stress levels, so be sure to prioritize your rest. For optimal healing, it is recommended to sleep at least seven hours each night. 

Create Routines

Instead of jumping around from task to task or wasting your time trying to make decisions on what to do, create a routine and stick to it. Doing so will help ensure you waste less energy, maintain a clear mind, and stay ahead of your responsibilities. You can establish routines for your mornings, your health, your fitness, and your bedtime. Routines are an essential part of life ... be sure to use them wisely.

Save Personal Time

Stress manifests itself in many different areas of the body. For some, it settles in the neck and creates painful knots, and for others, it weighs so heavily on their minds that it is all they can think about. Because of this, it can be hard to determine what will make a person feel better. Fortunately, there is something that generally works well for everyone. Prioritizing your own personal time is a great step toward reducing stress. Whether it is a 10-minute break to get some fresh air or an hour-long immersion into your favorite book, the time you set aside for yourself will do wonders for your overall mental health and stress levels.

Stress-Free Days

No matter how stressful your days are, make sure you remember to do the little things, like the suggestions listed above, to add some extra calm into your life. They really can make all the difference in the world during those moments when all you want to do is scream at the top of your lungs.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Orange, Calif.

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