Mental Illness, Mental problems, anxiety or stress are simply the different names of ‘Mental Disorder’. It slowly grows from a plain or mild tinkling in your brain and then, it takes a massive form. A wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior to whom stress hit frequently, there are few reasons of its causes. One of the most common grounds that the doctors have found is the addiction to drugs or alcohol.
We are not talking about the day to day stress problems which can be compensated by ‘Fidget Spinners’ or ‘Stress Balls’. In this article, we will talk about the beginner’s solutions for first stage mental stress problems. Here are ten simple tips to deal with your stress.
- Physical Activity
Stressful situations increase the level of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in your body. So, you should try to indulge in physical exercise to metabolize the disproportionate stress hormones and restore your body and mind to a more relaxed state.
- Saying ‘No’ to Nicotine, Tobacco and Alcohol
Learning to say a blunt ‘No’ to the consumption would eliminate the evil stress to bother you. It is inevitable reduce your consumption of nicotine, tobacco and any drinks containing caffeine and alcohol. Most of the stress problems are solved if the addicts get rid of these substances. Learning to give or take “No” to insignificant requests will help to diminish your level of stress, and help you grow more self-confidence.
- Sleep. Sleep.
The surveys have shown that lot of mental problems is caused due to the lack of sleep. Stress also disturbs our sleep as unnecessary and irrelevant thoughts keep spinning through our heads, stopping us from relaxing enough to fall asleep. You would be surprised to know that if you complete your sound continuous sleep of 7-8 hours a day (following step 1 & 2), then there is no need to deal with stress any further.
- Relaxation Techniques
There are plenty of practiced and tested ways to lessen stress so it is better to try a few and see the results of what has worked the best for you. Meditation and Yoga are proven relaxation techniques that has helped the addicts recover and heal from the stress-pain.
- Talk it Out
It is an undeniable fact that talking the whirlpool of the thoughts out can work by releasing some of the built-up tension. It is one of the most natural cures to reduce the stress level drastically.
If these tips don’t help, it is advisable to consult a mental health professional or go for a reliable rehabilitation center for handling stress in a healthy way. It takes a slight practice and determination to put some of these techniques into play in your life. But once you do so, you may be pleasingly amazed at the constructive benefits you’ll receive.
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