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Little Lifestyle Changes That Can Reduce Stress

By Genevieve Cunningham

Stress is a normal part of life. Everyone has experienced stress, probably is experiencing stress, and will experience it again in the future. While a little bit of stress isn't really something to worry about, too much stress can wreak havoc in your life. And while it's easy to think that stress is out of your control, it's possible that you're contributing to your own stressful situations. If you want to live a healthier life, take a look at these little lifestyle changes that can reduce stress and improve your life today.

Get Up Earlier

Waking up just a little bit earlier can lower stress for the rest of the day. It helps set the tone. If you wake up in a rush, the rest of the day will feel panicked and rushed as well. And that is super stressful! Wake up 15 to 30 minutes earlier, and you'll probably notice less stress from the beginning of the day to the end.

Stay Off of Social Media

There are a lot of good things about social media. It helps us stay connected and involved with family and friends who we don't see often. But there are some definite downsides, and excess stress is definitely one of them. If you want to feel less stress on a daily basis, put down the social media. Check it once or twice if you must, but limit your time online. While this will be a hard change to make in the beginning, you'll probably find that your quality of life improves faster than ever before.

Say No to Negative People

Negative people are everywhere. Some people just can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. And truth be told, these people are super stressful! If you can, avoid these people. If you can't completely avoid them, limit your time with them. The less you have to deal with extreme negativity, the less stress you'll create for yourself and the better you'll feel as a whole.

Stress probably won't leave your life for good anytime soon ... or ever. A certain amount of stress can even be good for you. But do your best to keep it under control. Make these small changes in your life, and you’ll probably feel healthier and happier for years to come.

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

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