What's stress got to do with it?

Stress can manifest itself in many different ways. For example, you may be having difficulty sleeping or concentrating. You may feel overwhelmed or restless. You may even find yourself calling in sick to work more frequently or eating a lot more unhealthy foods. If any of this sounds familiar, a counsellor at hp counselling and consultation can help you identify the stressors in your life and help you discover how to manage stress more effectively so that you can once again be more present and focused on what matters most to you.

Here are a few stess management tips to get you started.

1. Exercise regularly. You're too busy, right!?! I get it. But, studies have shown that regular exercise increases the bodies production of endorphins, the feel good hormone. You don't have to be a marathon runner to reap the benefits either. Try a simple walk to the mailbox after dinner to get you started and increase your distance from there.

2. Get enough sleep. The average person needs seven to nine hours of sleep nightly to function at their best. If you're feeling stressed out take a good look at how many hours of sleep you are getting each night and then click here to find out how to improve your sleep starting tonight.

3. Try the Calming Technique. The Calming Technique is a simple meditation that can be done anywhere and only takes a few minutes. By using the calming technique daily you will improve your level of anxiety by regulating your breathing. With regular practice you might just find yourself using this technique without even thinking about it.

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