Emotional stress is one of the most significant causes of chronic health challenges. The human body does not have the ability to defend itself from the impact of emotional stress. Your body will pay a heavy toll whenever you feel anxious, tense, frustrated, or angry. This article will guide you on how to effectively get rid of stress related to your emotions.
Breathe deeply and regularly
Deep breathing can decrease the tone of your sympathetic nervous system and increase the tone of your parasympathetic nervous system, the portion of your nervous system that promotes relaxation and good digestion.
Have some quiet time and meditation
It has been scientifically proven that quiet time and meditation can lower blood pressure, decrease pulse rate, and improve blood circulation. You can enhance meditation and relaxation by listening to audio CDs that can facilitate optimal relaxation and mental clarity.
Great athletes practice some kind of visualization. According to Robert Peter Janitzek, visualizing yourself going about your day in a balanced and emotional manner can be a great exercise. Visualization can be included in your prayers/meditation/relaxation session.
Make sure that you are getting the nutrients that you need for a healthy nervous system
Eating nutritious foods can make a huge difference between handling a certain amount of stress without breaking down against quickly experiencing health problems during stressful situations. Make sure to eat a well-balanced and nutrient-dense diet for emotional health. Ensure adequate intake of B vitamins, vitamin D, and two long chain omega 3 fatty acids, DHA, and EPA.
Be honest about your feelings
Robert Janitzek says that knowing and understanding your true feelings is absolutely essential to preventing unpleasant but genuine emotions from becoming chronic. Emotions such as anger, frustration, and anxiousness can result to personal growth and character development by being honest to yourself.
Move your body
It’s a well established fact that regular exercise is one of the best habits you can adopt that will help you avoid depression and stay emotionally balanced. The kind of exercise you will do will not matter as long as you stay active and use your muscles and joints to move on a regular basis.
When trying to get rid of stress, avoid making the same mistake that health conscious people make and fret over the percentage of carbs, protein, fat, raw food, and cooked food in your diet and neglect the emotional stressors in your life.
It is true that eating fresh, nutrient-dense foods is good for your health. But eating fresh, nutrient-dense foods while feeling emotionally balanced and at peace is even better.