The majority of our lives are filled with family, work, and social obligations. At some point, we simply cannot take anymore, and most of us ultimately will “run on empty.” While there may not be any significant changes you could make at work or home for the time being to reduce stress levels, there are small changes you can utilize. Use the following tips to ensure your life is a bit less stressful.
Let It Go
While this particular suggestion may sound easier to accomplish on paper, many people have found various methods to let their stress go. If you find yourself becoming annoyed or angry – whether it be from something that happened previously or in the moment – make a choice to let it go. Don’t allow yourself to waste energy on a topic or argument that doesn’t deserve it. Effective anger management techniques can help relieve stress and reduce the strain on your heart.
Take a Break
No matter what you are doing in life, there will be time for a quick break at some point during the day. If your work or life is quickly overwhelming you, step outside and breathe in some fresh air. The cool breeze will help reduce your stress levels and even has healing powers for your body and mind.
Alternatively, stop for a snack break. Eat something small and nutritious, and grab a drink of water, to fuel your body and mind a little more during the day. Hunger and dehydration are known to provoke aggressive feelings and exacerbate anxiety or stress. Keep on top of your levels!
Are you worried your high-stress levels are having a negative impact on your heart health? Contact Brookhaven Heart for more tips and information today. You can reach us by calling (631) 654-3278.