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Daily Habits That Can Increase Your Stress Levels

You have probably felt overwhelmed or stressed out a couple of times. This is may be due to issues associated with work, family, friends, or your relationship. While others may be the culprit of your anxiety, know that you are not completely blameless. You may not realise it, but some of your daily habits do you more harm than good and make you feel bad.

Here are some of the daily things that can contribute to your stress and anxiety:

You Don’t Smile or Laugh

Being busy with work or family is not a valid reason to forget how to smile. If you cannot remember the last time you had a real good laugh, you may want to change how you live your life. Laughter is indeed the best medicine, as research suggests that it can relax muscles, ease stress, and stimulate blood flow. Take a time to laugh every day; watch funny videos or a comedy movie.

You Don’t Exercise

Doctors and chiropractors note that if you spend most of your days sitting, you may feel sluggish and tired all the time. You are also likely to suffer from neck and lower back pain. Squeeze in at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise in your daily activities to help you relieve stress. Studies suggest that physically active people have bodies that are equipped to deal with stress better.

You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

With too many distractions like gadgets and binge watching, it is easy to take sleep for granted. This is one of the reasons most people sleep less than six hours a day and feel exhausted the next day. If you want to reduce stress and protect your heart against diseases, sleep for at least seven hours and stick to a consistent sleep schedule, including weekends. This can make you feel better and ready to take on new challenges.

Your House or Room is Cluttered

A disorganised and a cluttered room is a source of distraction and stress. If you let things pile up on the floor or on spaces where they shouldn’t be, you are likely to be exhausted every day. Apart from making it hard for you to find the things you need, concentrating can also be a challenge as clutter demands attention. Tidy up you room to relieve or lower stress levels.

You Don’t Put Down Your Phone

Studies suggest that being extremely attached to your gadget or feeling the pressure to respond to texts and emails can cause increased stress and anxiety. Obsession with technology, furthermore, can compromise family relationships, as individuals are less connected to their siblings or parents when an electronic gadget is present. This is why it is best to learn to stay offline or cut back on technology to avoid stress.

You Have Become a “Yes” Person

Saying “yes” all time may make you a likeable person and please others. This habit, however, can increase your personal responsibilities, contributing to more stress and pressure. Note that it is okay to say “no” if you don’t really have enough time to accomplish a certain task. This can lower your anxiety and give you more time to focus on yourself and the things that matter most.

Adaptive Chiropractic is the name you can trust for wellbeing and preventative care. Apart from treating back and neck pain, muscular tension, and poor posture, we also offer stress management through chiropractic care. We can help you manage stress, allowing you to you deal with pressure and anxiety easier. This will then decrease your cortisol and inflammation levels. For more information about our stress management solutions, get in touch with us.

Adaptive Chiropractic Richmond

85 Erin St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia

+61 3 9445 8975

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