How To: De-Stress
Are you feeling overwhelmed with school or work or just stressed with life in general? If you've been feeling stressed and exhausted it can affect your body in not the best of ways. Stress often causes unwanted breakouts on your face, which can leave you feeling even more stressed out. Trust me, I know! Stress can make you feel constantly tired and can also cause you to get sick.
When you start to feel stressed or overwhelmed, do these simple things to help you DE-STRESS:
Staying organized will help you to keep everything in order, so you know exactly what you need and where it is to stay on top of things.
One Thing At A Time
Instead of thinking of all the things you need to do and becoming overwhelmed, focus on one thing at a time and don't move on to the next thing until you've completed the task at hand.
Ask For Help
No one will know you need or want help unless you ask for it. Asking for help doesn't mean you are weak or incapable, it just means you are looking for guidance to help you get through.
Take a moment to reflect on your situation, stretch, write in a journal or go for a walk to clear your head.
Meditation is extremely beneficial for your mind and body. Meditating helps you feel more calm, energized, and focused. Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and for about 5-10 minutes doing nothing but focusing on your breath – inhaling and exhaling deeply, like when you're running or practicing yoga.
Eat healthy foods that fuel your body and drink plenty of water. Stay away from sugary foods that can cause mood swings can make you crash from a sugar high, causing even more stress and exhaustion.
Make it a point each day to do something that you enjoy for you and have a good belly laugh. They say, laughter is the best medicine! In my option, it really is true. Laughter and finding joy in simple things can really help to make you feel calm and put things into perspective.
If you get stress breakouts, don't pick at your face, it will only make you feel worse. Remember you will get through your stressful situation with a little hard work, dedication, and self-care.