Everyone is under stress these days. A poor diet, increasing work-loads and financial problems can make you feel less than healthy at times and anxieties can be triggered by the smallest of things or by a catalogue of events. Learning how to cope with everyday stressors is important if you want to stay healthy and happy and this means learning to take care of yourself. Never skimp on a well-balanced diet and reduce the problems that can be caused by eating too much junk food. Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious grains and nuts instead of treat indulgences.
Without learning these basics, stress can become a real killer. It can gradually cause your body to turn in on itself leading to significantly reduced health. It can start with your experiencing headaches, muscle tension and feelings of fatigue. Your body needs to become more resistant to stress and you can help this transition by increasing the amount of exercise that you do – walking, yoga, pilates or the exercise program of your choice can make a big difference.
But there are other things that you can do to help ease the pressures of daily life and to help you feeling re-energised and happy inside and out. If you are feeling under pressure and a little stressed out, it is worth considering supplements to help boost your health or some herbal aids to help tackle your personal problems. One of the first supplements you should look out for is a good Vitamin B-Complex. This is because B vitamins help to balance your neurotransmitters, increase energy production and help you to be able to combat stressful situations. Try to get a B complex that has all of the 8 B vitamins as this will ensure that you have the full range necessary.
Magnesium is very productive at easing muscle tension and if you are feeling stressed, you might find that your body feels like a coiled up spring. You do have to be careful when taking magnesium however as it can have a negative impact on certain medications so always check before taking.
If you have problems sleeping at night then you may feel as if you are not functioning properly at all. A lack of sleep is a real issue in terms of feeling fighting fit and keeping your stress at bay. If you lose hours of good sleep each night, you will be fighting an uphill battle to just cope each day. Everything will seem unnecessarily difficult and once you have lost your sleep pattern, it can take time to get it back. Passionflower tincture can be incredibly effective in helping you to regain your sleep pattern and to experience a refreshing night’s sleep quickly and easily. Take the drops before going to bed and you will soon fall asleep. Passionflower tincture can also be used generally to ease anxieties but do be careful if you are on anti-anxiety medications.
Valerian is another herbal tincture which works very effectively in helping to ease anxieties but it can also be used as an effective sleep aid as well as to ease muscle spasms or tension headaches. If your anxieties are as a result of emotional stress, then many people find Rescue Remedy to be a great aid during difficult times. It contains star of Bethlehem, clematis, impatiens, rock rose and cherry plum and it will not interact negatively with any conventional medicine that you may be on.
Modern day living can play havoc with your digestive system so you may well find that chamomile is really useful as a digestive aid. It can also help to ease sleep disorders and to balance the central nervous system. Living as natural a lifestyle as possible is the key as is adopting a positive mental attitude and if you can create harmony and balance in your life, you will find that stress triggers have less of a negative impact on you in future.