Stress is so hard on our bodies, mind and our spirit. It is hard to have a zest for life when you are stressed. One of the best things we can do is to lessen stress!
Are your stressed? Here are some indicators.
Do you try to do more than one thing at a time?
Do you rush through your meals?
Are you compulsive about punctuality?
Do you find it difficult to relax?
Do you interrupt others while they are talking?
Do you frequently lose your patience?
Are you accident prone?
Does life appear to be a constant struggle/battle?
Here are some symptoms of stress:
Increased use of stimulants like drugs and alcohol
Loss of Self Confidence
Lack of Concentration
Back or Neck Aches
Cold Hands or Feet
Decline in Productivity
Feelings of Being Overwhelmed
Foods to Help with Stress
Fresh Raw Fruits & Veggies
Fresh Raw & Steamed Veggies
Quality sources of Protein like Lean Meats, Fish & Whole Eggs or Vegetarian Sources
Raw Nuts & Seeds
Legumes (Split Peas, Lentils, Beans etc.)
Good sources of Omega III’s like Salmon, Flax Seeds, Walnuts, Navy or Kidney Beans
Good food sources of Vitamin B
Or a Quality B Complex Supplement
Good Oils like Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Coconut Oil
Ways to Reduce Stress
Regular Walking for at least 1/2 hour 3 days or more a week
Deep Breathing Exercises
Spending Time in Nature
Take up a Hobby
Power Naps to Rejuvenate
Getting a Pet