Stress is a part of life. It would be great if we could remove it completely. But that’s impossible. If you’re stressed out this will affect your ability to be happy.
Stress robs you of your energy. This is why you feel drained whenever you’re stressed. It can actually prevent your body from performing its normal functions like fighting off disease. This is why excess stress can lead to diseases. The mechanism the body uses to fight off diseases is being diverted to try and fend off the stress.
stress robs you of your energy
Stress affects your happiness. Even though we can try to make ourselves happier just by thinking about being happy, it will be short lived when stress is overwhelming you.
While you can’t eliminate stress completely, you can reduce it by using the following easy steps.
- 1Start Exercising
- 2Face the Cause
1. Start exercising.
When you exercise you release endorphins. These are chemicals that the brain uses to make you feel good. Stress will find it hard to stick around if you increase your ability to feel good.
When you do high-intensity exercise, you tend to think less about those situations that are stressing you out in the first place. You’re taking out your aggressions using the exercise. This can lower your levels of stress immensely.
2. Face the Cause.
Another way to fight stress is to deal with the situation that is causing your stress. If you’ve been putting off something at work because you didn’t have time, find some time. You will usually find that by putting some less important tasks on hold, you will free yourself up to work on those items you were putting off.
Take some time each day just for yourself. It can be 15 to 20 minutes early in the morning to simply relax and clear your mind. You can think of this as a sort of meditation. Just grab some quiet time on your own in a space where you won’t be interrupted.
You will always face some stress throughout your life. But using some of these techniques to reduce or eliminate some of your stress, you are going to see that it’s much easier to let yourself be happy
If you want to be happy, be happy. You decide.