A little bit of stress is normal and healthy. However, too much stress can cause health issues and performance problems. If you are a veteran or active military member, there are ways you can relieve your stress to feel happier and healthier. Check out these relief tips!
The first step in relieving your stress is determining where it comes from. Some common sources of stress include your work life, your home life, and your personal life. Identify the sources of your stress to start relieving it.
Everybody experiences stress differently. For example, some people feel stress physically, while others suffer from anxiety or panic attacks. Recognize how stress affects you to tackle it head-on. Some ways you may experience stress include irritability, difficulty making decisions, trouble concentrating, apathy, feelings of being out of control, changes in behavior, and back and neck pain.
Now that you know where your stress comes from and how you experience it, you’re ready to manage it. Different approaches work differently for different people. What might work for one person may not work for you. One option to try is focusing on things you can control. If you are stressed out about a situation that is out of your hands, think about what you can control in your daily life. By focusing on these things, you can feel more in control and less stressed.
Another option to try is exercise. Taking out your stress by weight-lifting, jogging, or boxing can help you feel better, while also taking care of your body.
If you have a favorite activity that you do not get to do enough, make time for this activity. Making time for the things you love to do can help you feel less stressed. It can also help you experience more joy throughout your day.
These tips are just some options that you can try to relieve your stress. For further assistance, consider connecting to Operation Rubix. We strive to help veterans and active military members receive the help they need. You can call us at 941-777-8387 for further information about our services.