Reasons To Be More Stressed

Thanks to an article from Woman's Day online, I now have nine more reasons to be stressed. I might feel better if I can pass them on to you - if you believe in the misery loves company theory - but I'm also passing on some suggestions to help alleviate the stress.

The pain in your neck that you attributed to long hours at the computer could actually be a symptom of stress. Try this exercise: Take 5 to 10 deep breaths and focus on relaxing the tense area of your body, try gentle neck rolls or try to get a quick shoulder rub.

Eye twitching, or blepharospasm, is also a sign. If you are a computer-starer (like right now!) give them a break every 20 minutes by looking out the window at a larger landscape. No view? Close your eyes and imagine a panorama.

Stress can sometimes come from the stress that leads to grinding your teeth at night or during the day can erode dental work, damage your teeth and make them more susceptible to cavities. Sublimate your stressors by literally writing about them (journal, diary, poetry) and if the teeth grinding is severe, see a dentist about getting a mouth guard.
Stress can upset the stomach, and nausea can be a byproduct of worry. Here's a new one for me - if anxiety is causing nausea, try this trick - let tepid water run over your fingers. It seems to keep nausea at bay.

Stress can cause sleeplessness, memory loss and general confusion. Concerning the latter, it seems that stress hormones lodge longest in the brain, so to restore focus, take a walk and move the stress out of your body by exercising large muscle groups like the legs. Also, the sunlight helps the body release serotonin to improve mood, and vitamin D helps you improve your immune system.

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