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Sick of Stress? These Tips Might Help!

By Genevieve Cunningham

If you were to ask any adult whether or not they're experiencing stress in their life, they'd probably roll their eyes and laugh. Of course they have stress. In today's world, who doesn't? It seems as though stress is something we'll never shake. Unfortunately, stress can be really bad for us. Along with making us feel tired and rundown, stress can literally bring harm to physical health. It can raise the risk of major disease, create an unfriendly body atmosphere, and leave us feeling less than our best. So what can we do? We can learn how to manage it. If you're interested in lowering stress in your life, take a look at these tips to try today.

Get Some Help

Why are people so afraid to ask for help? When it comes to getting rid of stress in our lives, help can be a godsend. Ask friends or family to help you get things under control. Ask for help shuffling kids from place to place. Ask for help with meetings and deadlines and other obligations. Ask for professional help if your stress is causing the health issues. The bottom line? Just ask for help! Getting a little help might help you stress less, accomplish more, and feel better about life.

Take Regular Time Off

Everyone is allowed time off. Unfortunately, many people don't take the time they have available. If you really want less stress, take time off, and do it regularly.  Put it on the schedule just like any other important event in your life. Keep in mind that you are important. You matter, and if you want to keep stress low and health high, taking time for yourself is a step in the right direction.

Limit Yourself

Stop trying to do it all. There are no super people. And those people who appear to be doing it all? It's probably not what it seems. Be involved but don't overextend yourself. Don't get so busy that you don't have time to rest or relax. Keep things in perspective. Do what you can (and want!) and leave the rest. Maintaining a busy but relaxing lifestyle is a challenge, but it's one that is definitely worth it when it's all said and done.

It's OK to feel stress sometimes. It's going to happen to everyone. But it's also OK and important to keep your stress under control. Use these tips to manage the stress in your life and improve your health for good.

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

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