Let’s face it. No matter how hard you try you can’t avoid stressful situations altogether. Stress is a part of life. Work can be stressful; home life can be stressful; even happy times like the holidays can be stressful.
Ask working moms, Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Lopez. Managing a career and raising kids is a big job!
The key to dealing with stress isn’t to attempt to avoid it, but to successfully cope with it when it appears. Below are a few tips from Comfitude. Use these when stress starts to creep in.
Move Your Body—Exercise!
Being stressed feels uncomfortable. Whatever issue is stressing you out is going to present itself no matter how you feel about it, so why not do something that makes you feel better? Exercise has been shown to release endorphins – hormones that make you feel good and help maintain a positive attitude. All you need to commit to is 30 minutes a day.
Are you a busy person? Stress compounds quickly when you’ve got too much on your plate. It isn’t your job to please everyone. When you’re already stressed to the max and people keep asking things of you, don’t be afraid to politely say, “no.” You can always help others when your stressful period subsides.
Eat and Drink Healthy
Stress can take up a lot of mental and physical energy, leading to making poor decisions about what you eat and drink. Skipping lunch might lead to stopping for fast food on the way home. It may seem like a simple way to save time, but resist the temptation. Fast food is a killer if you make it a habit. Save time by doing advanced meal prep at home in the evenings or on weekends.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation is a huge issue in our busy world. Getting enough sleep can be a rare treat whether you’re stressed or not. When you are stressed, getting an adequate amount of sleep is critical. Therapeutic weighted comforters and blankets from Comfitude help reduce daily stress and anxiety and increase the quality of your sleep.
How Does Comfitude Work?
Using a Comfitude weighted cover creates a Deep Touch Pressure Stimulation, which in turn triggers a similar central nervous system response to being held. As you calm your nervous system, your stress levels subside.
With the right coping skills, you can get through whatever the day throws at you. Comfitude therapeutic blankets will help you get through the night, too. Getting a good night’s sleep will not only calm the day’s stress, but it will also prepare you for dealing with stress the next day.