Tackling Stress Requires a Varied Approach
Stress doesn’t play nice with your mental well-being. It’s also not kind to your physical health. When you don’t deal with the stress in your life, it affects you on so many levels. You can feel out of sorts emotionally.
Maybe you’ll fly off the handle when you don’t mean to. You might discover that it’s hard to think clearly when stress has a foothold in your life. Maybe you’ve tried a stress reliever and it quit working, so you gave up trying to figure anything else out.
For the sake of your health, don’t do that. Try again because stress relief isn’t something that’s the same across the board for everyone. Not everyone’s stress will have the same cause or severity as yours.
Plus, your ability to deal with stress can be different. That’s why you have to keep trying until you find what does work for you. The reason that some people try a stress reliever and then stick with it, even when it quits working, is because it’s familiar.
Sometimes they feel like they’re letting themselves or others down if they don’t keep trying even when it’s clear it’s not good for them. Change feels like effort and even more so when you’re under stress.
Don’t be afraid to try something new. It may be that the change is the exact thing that you need. You deserve stress relief, but it might take a varied approach to nail down what’s going to work for you.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve poured hours into a stress relief program or if you’ve practiced something that costs you money and isn’t helping. Don’t stay with anything that isn’t working for you.
Let go of reluctance and go with something new. You might have tried yoga and found that while it worked great for your family member, you didn’t notice a difference in how much stress you had.
Or maybe you gave meditation a try and didn’t like it. You don’t have to stick with something, and you shouldn’t if you don’t want to. Some people who deal with stress have found that stacking stress relievers is what works best for them, so don’t be afraid to add as many stress relievers as you need.
You can exercise and then meditate. Or you can practice aromatherapy and take supplements. Maybe you’ve been using a stress reliever for a while and that’s been working pretty well for you, but then something happened.
The amount of stress you’re under might have changed. It’s worsened and now you’re not getting the relief that you once did. Let go of what you were doing and branch out to try something new.
Your mental and physical health is worth optimizing, however many approaches you need to try in order to find healing.