The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.-Psalm 23

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My Sress Free Life

I wissssssshhh! In my opinion the only way to be stress free is to be dead. But in the mean stresstime I found a few ways to cope with the stress in my life. I hope they will be as beneficial to you guys as they are for me. You wake up in the morning and you have like ten thousands things to do. You have to make breakfast, get the kids to school, arrive on time at work, deal with the broken headlight, give your business project before deadline and pick up the younger kids from the after school program. Then, you need to make dinner for the family, respond to all emails and when you think the day is done and over with,  your eldest daughter announces to you that she as a tattoo where the sun don't shine and that she is getting married to some Enrique Boy.

stressThis is the part where you want to rip off your hair and kill something. But you need to keep your cool because you are only hurting yourself. Keeping up with this type of lifestyle and long term stress can damage you slowly and surely.

What is Happening to Your Body?

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) are the two main systems involved during your stressful moments.  The hypothalamus (located in the central part of your brain) releases corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF). Thestress hormones CRF travels to the pituitary gland, where it triggers the release of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). The ACTH is released in your bloodstream and causes the adrenal cortex of the adrenal gland (located above the kidneys) to release cortisol, one of the stress hormones. This hormone increases your body fuel supply to respond to the stress and adapt to the situation.

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A little bit of stress won't do you harm. In fact we need a little bit of stress in our lives but, with moderation.  However, if you have long term stress and your level of cortisol remains elevated for too long your immune system weakens, your blood pressure increases, and you start experiencing symptoms and health problems such as:

Rapid aging
Poor judgment
Colds and infections
Loss or gain of appetite
Only seing the negative
Chest pain Disorientation Odd  behaviours Inability to concentrate
Heart disease Digestive problems Obesity Constant worrying
Memory problems Autoimmune diseases Skin conditions (acne, eczema etc.) Moodiness
Depression Constipation Nausea Dizziness
Chest pain Frequent colds loss of sex drive palpitations

Basically, your body is going loco (crazy). We all cope with our stress different ways. Here are a few strategies NOT to use to reduce your stress they will help temporally but, damage you permanently:

Smoking Excessive drinking Sleeping too much or too little Eating more or less
Biting your nails Constant pacing Pulling your hair Isolating yourself from others
Using medication to relax Taking out your stress on others Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities Focusing on everything else except the main issue

Ways to Manage your Stress?


Take control of your life, take charge over your thoughts, emotions, your environment, your schedule and the way you deal with your problems and leave the rest in God's hands.

Identify the stress in your life and try to find ways to deal with it. This step is not as easy as it sounds and sometimes the stressor is not obvious but where there's a will there's a way. Once you found the stressor deal with it the healthy way. Here are a few suggestions you can try yourself:

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Take 5 deep breathes Exercise Eat a healthy diet
Reduce caffeine, sugar, alcohol, drug, and cigarette Drink a warm glass of milk before getting  a good night sleep Focus on the positive
Be willing to compromise Know your limits and learn how to say no Manage your time
Don't try to control the uncontrollable If you can, avoid people who stress you out Watch your favourite comedy
Call a good friend and share your feelings with them Learn to forgive Take a warm bath
Get a massage Listen to classical music (I usually fall asleep and feel smarter the next day for a short moment) Don't rely on memory and plan in advance, what you want to accomplish the next day.
Read a good book Meditate Pray

Do at least one good thing you enjoy everyday
Go out and appreciate God's creation (close your eyes and feel the cool breeze on your cheeks, watch the tree dance, the birds sing, count the stars or feel the rays of the sun on your face.) even if it's just for two minutes do it, it will make a big difference.
The most important of all take care of you first before caring for others.

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Once you are mentally ready go face the issue head on do what you have to do and let God handle the rest. I hope this was helpful to you guys enjoy life.

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