Many of us would like to retire to a beach and living life like it should be. But, even retirees are not free from the clutches of stress and anxiety. This leads people to ask if there is really such a thing as a stress-free life. Having a stress-free life is not impossible but it requires a lot of work. It does not come on a silver platter and everyone needs to work on getting themselves relatively stress-free. The key for stress-free living is to know how to cope with it rather looking for a Holy Grail to remove stress from one’s life. If you are able to keep the stress levels at bay, there are great benefits of living life with low stress levels.
Rest is one of the side effects of getting lower stress levels. When you are able to contain stress you get better sleep which provides a positive impact on the body. When you get a lot of rest it helps the body to heal itself. The immune system will get better in its job in thwarting potential infections that may impact the body. A great immune system will make the body healthier and more equipped to battle the elements especially in a dangerous world that is full of pollutants and contagions that could easily break down our bodies and could very well generate a lot of stress and anxiety.
When a person is under stress, pain is always nearby. New studies show that physical pain is linked with stress. According to researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University, stress disables the body’s ability to regulate the response against inflammation. Immune system cells become insensitive when there are high levels of stress hormones going around the body.
When you are less stressed you are able to laugh a bit more. When people are happy they tend to smile and feel happy which has a positive effect to the body’s health. Less stress means you are focused to do the good things in life and you will be able to lift your spirits that is otherwise injured by stress and anxiety.
Overeating is often a symptom of a person under too much stress. If you eat the wrong way it could lead to unhealthy consequences which can become a problem in itself. Getting high blood pressure, high blood sugar and bad cholesterol levels is never good news in any language. People tend to feel good with their “comfort foods” but it will do more damage than good.
When people are under stress, small problems get blown out of proportion. Of course you will have bills, children crying and annoying neighbors and these should not become a big deal if you are not suffering from too much stress. When people are relatively stress-free they look at situations in a more positive angle and become less abrasive when dealing with common everyday challenges. Life is full of challenges but it does not have to push to pull your hair.
When you are stressed it is difficult for people to focus or concentrate which often leads to costly mistakes and lapses. Suddenly, everyday problems become harder to solve when it can easily be managed by people that are able to cope with stress well. Without stress compounding your woes you will be able to come up with the answers or solutions to the pressing problems much faster and easier than a person who has stress levels that are shooting through the roof. It is best that managers and people of authority employ stress-reducing techniques to free them from the cudgels of stress and manage things better.
Concerns about the uncertainties in the world have made people anxious and perhaps the symptoms of anxiety have been wreaking havoc that is driving people right up the wall. As common as boredom and an annoying neighbor are just among the stressors people are engaged with every single day. If you are able to control stress, you are on your way to a better life for the rest of your days.
Ryan Rivera writes about depression, panic attacks, stress and anxiety. You may visit his Calm Clinic Facebook account for more information about these topics.