When thinking about your overall wellness one of the major factors of how you feel is surrounded by your stress level. Many people believe that their stress level is unchangeable. However, our response to circumstances and how this stress affects us can be controlled. I have listed a few tips on how to effectively manage stress in your everyday life. Everyone responds to stress differently and it is important for you to know the most effective way you will handle stress when it comes.

1.      Exercise- Exercise can be a great way to help your body relax and release important hormones called endorphins which are known at the “feel-good hormones”. This can help improve your mood naturally and exercise also aids in helping you feel accomplished and can give you more self-confidence.

2.      Deep Breathing and Meditation- Focusing on deep breathing and meditation can be a key in helping your body slow down and relax. By relaxing your body through this method you can release tension that could be found from the stressful situation. Helping your body release tension is important in reducing the harmful effects of stress.

3.      Try a stress relieving tea- Teas with Kava Kava are known to help reduce stress levels and this warm tea is well-known in health and wellness and is worth having around for stressful situations.

4.      Laugh- Laughing can be a great medicine for reducing stress! Take some time to enjoy where you are in life. Your situation will never be “perfect” and there will always be some levels of stress. Enjoying the little things and laughing daily can help. Needs some stress reliving laughs right now?

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I GAVE HIM A GLASS OF WATER.