It is 5 minutes till you clock out and your boss has just handed you another project that he wants done now. On top of all this, you have dinner to cook tonight and you have kids that rely on you to take them to their various recreational activities. You can feel the headache start to creep up on you and you feel in over your head. You are, by definition, stressed out.
But you find that these types of high-stress situations happen to you more than once, in fact, it happens quite often. It needs to end. But how?
Sarah Carmona of Valencia Pharmacy has outlined some tips and tricks to help you deal and manage your stress.
Overcoming stress means being in control. Being in control of your emotions, thoughts, schedule, environment, and the way you deal with problems. Control is key and your ultimate goal is to balance everything in your life.
The first step you can take to balance out your life is to take a good, hard look at your attitude. Examine the excuses you make and the habits you have. An easy way to do this is to create a stress journal where you write down things that cause you the most stress in your life and evaluate how you handle those situations.
Stress can manifest itself as physical effects on your body. It can lead to distress which can then lead to symptoms like headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression.
Stress becomes harmful when people use tobacco, alcohol, or drugs to try and relieve it so avoid the unhealthy ways of coping with stress.
Finally, Sarah recommends taking a look at these 5 quick steps you can take to lessen the amount of stress in your life:
- Alter the situation
- Adapt to the stressor
- Accept the things you can’t change
- Make time for fun and relaxation
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Valencia Pharmacy offers professional advice relating to matters of your health and well being. Their knowledgable and friendly staff can help to answer your questions. Valencia Pharmacy is located at 23550 Lyons Avenue in Newhall.
For more information, call (661) 255-7910 or visit their website by clicking here.