10 Ways To De-Stress & Relax
As you adjust to a lifestyle due to current events, juggling perimenopause have likely added to your stress levels. Stress can adversely impact your health. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic1, there are numerous effects of stress. It can cause physical and emotional symptoms, including negative impacts on your behavior.
Stress-Related Physical Symptoms
Some of the physical symptoms related to stress can be: headaches, muscle tension or pain, fatigue, trouble sleeping, upset stomach, chest pains, decrease in sex drive, and more. These physical symptoms can have a domino effect that can lead right into mood changes as well as impact how you respond to daily life stressors. If you’ve got headaches, chest pains, a sore stomach due to stress, it can definitely put a damper in your mood. When you’re stressed out, instead of a restful night’s sleep, you might find yourself wide awake.
Stress-Related Mood & Behavioral Symptoms
Is something wrong? Someone might ask when you’re snappy or terse with them. You might not be in the mood for diplomacy, which can create a strain in professional and personal relationships. While we’re all allowed to have a bad day, changes in attitude can lead to chaotic results. Low mood or “feeling the blues” might accompany anxious, irritable, and angry feelings followed by restlessness, lack of motivation, and the inability to focus. According to Harvard Health Publishing2, stress can lead to unhealthy bad habits such as overdoing it with just about anything. Whether it’s overeating, oversleeping, binging on too much television, consuming too much alcohol, stress can impact the choices you make.
10 Stress-Reducing Tips
Stress produces a chemical called cortisol3 that can impact your immune, digestive, reproductive systems, and more. But there are ways to reduce cortisol levels associated with high stress and anxiety.
- Exercise: Staying mobile doesn’t merely help you with weight loss; it helps reduce stress hormones. Exercise also activates endorphins that act as natural pain killers in the body. It helps to promote confidence as well and improve quality of sleep.
- Reduce Caffeine: Caffeine can cause heart palpitations and is a central nervous system stimulant. Having too much caffeine can also cause jitters, exacerbate anxiety, heartburn, muscle twitches, and diuresis (excessive urination.) Plus, high caffeine intake can intensify perimenopause and menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep difficulties.
- Meditate: Meditation can have a powerful impact on your ability to calm racing thoughts. Though it might not come easy at first to sit still and quiet the mind, it can also help you to focus on deep breathing. Deep breathing in conjunction with meditation can help lower heart rate, blood pressure, improve mood, and help regulate your body’s reaction to fatigue and stress.
- Positive Self-Talk: Practicing positive self-talk is a great practice to implement regardless if you’re looking to reduce stress or not. We’re often our own worst critiques, so it’s vital that you reduce the amount of negative chatter that goes on in your head. Be kind to yourself. Remind yourself of your victories and small wins instead of your failures.
- Leisure Activities: Say yes to leisure activities. Rediscover balance in your life and commit to scheduling activities that tend to relax you. Leisure activities can include going for a stroll around the neighborhood, reading a book, bubble baths, listening to soothing music, painting, and even cooking can be a way to relax.
- Journal: Writing down your feelings can be a great way to let your negative feelings out in a positive way. Keeping your emotions constrained can potentially make anxiety and stress worse. Journaling can also help you focused on goals and can inspire creativity.
- Stay Present: Practice mindfulness by staying present. Catch your mind wandering off to the past or future. When you’re mindful, you don’t miss out on the now. Getting lost in thoughts or not being present increases anxiety and stress. Enjoy today and allow the worries of tomorrow wait.
- Digital Detox: One way to stay present-minded and reduce stress is to do a digital detox. It’s hard to focus on a family movie, be present during dinner, or having a simple discussion with loved ones when you’re glued to your phone. Take a break from your smartphone, computers, and all electronics for a day or so.
- Talk To A Friend: Social isolation doesn’t mean you can’t call a friend. Contact positive, supportive friends who are willing to listen and help you de-stress. It’s essential to reach out to those that will encourage you and lift you up.
- Laugh: Turn that stress-frown upside down and laugh more. According to the Mayo Clinic4, laughter relieves stress, stimulates organs, soothes tension, and relieves pain. Laughing also improves not only your mood but your immune system and increases personal satisfaction.
De-Stress With Amberen Perimenopause
You don’t have to suffer from hormonal imbalance that exacerbates bothersome symptoms.
Amberen Perimenopause is a one of a kind formula specifically designed for and clinically tested on perimenopausal women. Our unique formula helps relieve 10 common symptoms, including stress, irritability, and anxiety.* In addition to a proprietary blend of antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, and vitamin E, Amberen Perimenopause contains Smart B® Complex, which is useful in combating oxidative stress plus supporting cellular energy.
Stress can be harmful to your physical and emotional wellbeing. It can cause strain on relationships too. Make these 10 stress-relieving steps in conjunction with a daily Amberen Perimenopause regimen a part of your stress management routine. Taking a proactive approach towards reducing stress can not only benefit you but impact every area of your life.
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This blog post and the recommendations made herein are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be used as healthcare advice. Individuals are encouraged to consult their healthcare provider with questions about their specific needs.
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