by Briana Harry
April is Stress Awareness Month, and we agree that stress is extremely important to be aware of. While some amount of stress is necessary for all living beings, in its excess, it can manifest in a lot of harmful ways. There are many physical and mental effects that stress can have on a person over time. So, how do we know when we’re stressed, and what are we supposed to do about it when we are?
A racing heart, headaches, insomnia and lack of concentration are just a few of the telltale signs of being stressed. Although it could be difficult to pinpoint the signs of stress right away, it’s important that you begin to take good care once it’s noticed. Exercise, yoga, and meditation are some recommended physical ways to combat stress. For more psychological relief, leaning on Loved ones is important, or even a licensed therapist.
The point is knowing when you’re stressed and taking action against it because it doesn’t have to be your norm. Having things like exercise and meditation as a regular part of your routine is good preventative care for when stressful events do arise. The use of CBD has been an increasingly popular tool in the fight against anxiety, usually caused by stress. Find what works for you and keep it in your self-care toolkit.
The world is very “productivity-driven”, so it’s very easy to find yourself in a loop of stress for not doing enough, or for being far too active in attempts to keep up. Listen to your body and know when it’s okay to rest and give yourself the space you need to recover. Without it, you become fertile ground for stress to come in and try to take over.
Here’s to being stress-free.