Okay, it’s impossible to lead a totally stress-free existence, and in fact you don’t want to. A little bit of stress helps you get things done. But excessive stress can lead to many health problems in the future. Hence, in this article, I will teach you how to maintain a good stand between good stress and bad stress and then help you sleep from stress.
What are good stress and bad stress?
Come to think of it, whether stress is positive or negative all depends on the degree of stress. If, for example, when you go for an interview and you are so stressed that you abuse the interview panel or run out of the room, you are hardly likely to get any job! But if you have just enough adrenaline running through your veins to make you mentally sharp, then stress is a positive thing.
Stress is also supposed to be short-lived, coming only in bursts. Like for example today at work, your boss constantly feeds you with time pressure and it never let up, then you will be constantly firing on adrenaline and it’s only a matter of time before it starts to take its toll on your health.
So what are the physical effects of excessive stress?
In the first, acute phase, stress will cause your heart to beat faster, your blood pressure to rise, the pupils of your eyes to dilate, and your breathing to be faster. At the same time, blood is diverted away from the skin and internal organs towards your muscles which causes your blood sugar levels to rise. All these things put us in a position for the “fight or flight” response. If the situation is dealt with, then the body returns to normal. However, if it persists (as in constant time pressure), it can have a detrimental effect on your health as you have to give something in return.
So how can you manage stress? Here are the points to take note:
- Make a list of everything you have to do today. Then prioritize each task – if there are ten things on the list, the chances are you only need to do the first five and the rest can wait.
- Delegate – you can’t do everything for everyone and your kids may not load the dishwasher as well as you but they can certainly try.
- Have the courage to say no. if you haven’t got time to do something, just say so. It is much better to be up front than to let people down at the last minute. There are only 24 hours in a day and, try as you might, you won’t find any more (Remember: some of those you need for sleep).
- Find some “Me time” – it doesn’t matter if it’s an evening with a friend or a session at a health spa. It helps you to switch off and you will be more efficient the following day.
- Take some exercise – even if it’s just walking home. Regular exercise actually reduces stress levels.
- Learn some relaxation techniques
- Accept offers of help, whether it’s from a colleague in the office or another parent at the school gate. If someone is offering to do something for you, he or she can probably see that you are under pressure and want to help.
After reading this article, I hope that you have found the solution to “help me sleep from stress” and I wish you the best of luck in curing your stress related insomnia. Do visit my website below to know how you can cure your insomnia easily and instantly without lifting a finger.
Ethan Chong is a sleep expert who has been training and teaching people professionally on how to cure and treat their sleep disorders easily and instantly. Have a question related to sleep insomnia? Ask Ethan Chong at http://www.SleepWellSecrets.com. The author grants full reprint rights to this article. You may reprint and electronically distribute this article so long as its contents remain unchanged and the author's byline remains in place.