As I have said before, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I do, however, follow certain mantras and this one is at the top of my list for 2018. I have let undue stress affect my health and well-being far too many, very unnecessary, times. Thankfully, I have mastered a few techniques to bring myself back to a relaxed state of mind before I become a victim of a rapid pulse and high blood pressure. Recently, I have also been using essential oils and find them very calming.
The key to dealing with stress is to figure out the trigger points and avoid those situations entirely. Much easier said than done for most, myself included, but I have spent a great deal of time pinpointing the worst of my stressful situations and learning how to gracefully excuse myself from those circumstances. It may not be possible all the time, but at least I am aware of the biggest triggers of my stress and can make better choices for the sake of my health.
I may be trying to achieve the impossible, but at least if I remain aware of how much stress affects my body, I can enjoy a very happy and healthy 2018.