Stress affects everyone and how you react and respond to it will differ from person to person – no one is immune to it. The more stress a person is dealing with, the higher the chance of physical and mental disorders in your body like insomnia, headaches, heart disease, anxiety, and depression.
It is important to learn strategies for coping with stress that we deal with in our everyday lives.
- Communication – Speak with a family member, friend, coworker, or therapist about how you are feeling. Don’t be afraid to seek professional help, and start the conversation around ways to destress.
- Exercise – Working out 30 minutes a day can help reduce stress levels, risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Try adding yoga and meditation to your routine to help quiet and relax your body and mind.
- Self-Care – Plan out time for yourself to participate in things that you enjoy doing. Cook your favorite meal, spend time outdoors, read your favorite book, do something that will help you relax and unwind away from the stressor.
- Unplug – Limit screen time on your phone, computer and tv. You do not have to be connected 24/7, it is good to take time away from social media, news, and ongoing headlines.
In recognition of National Stress Awareness Month, we asked #TeamLIG how they manage their stress. Communication was our top response received! Find a solution that works best for you and stick with it. If you need health coverage or would like to get a no-obligation quote to compare against your current plan – LIG is here for you!
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