When you have enough reasons to do something, motivating yourself to do it is effortless. Bombarding your brain with reasons to act makes motivation easy and one powerful strategy is to read a book on a habit you want to change. To take a shortcut here are 11 reasons to reduce your stress:
- Reducing stress gains you restful sleep at night.
- Stress levels can contribute to a number of mental and emotional disorders, including depression, anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks
- Stress may lead to relationship conflicts. You are more likely to be irritable, angry, frustrated and impatient with others.
- Memory, focus and other brain functions improve when stress levels are managed.
- Stress is hard on your digestive system and can provoke you to eat more or less than you normally do and can cause pain, heartburn, constipation, acid reflux or diarrhoea.
- Maintaining low stress levels reduces the likelihood of nicotine, caffeine and alcohol consumption. All these substances tend to keep the body in a stressed state and cause more problems.
- One of the most common physical reactions to stress is the tensing of muscles, which can ultimately trigger tension headaches, migraines and other musculoskeletal conditions.
- Many health care professionals consider chronic stress a significant risk factor for illnesses such as cancer, heart attacks, stomach ulcers, stroke and asthma.
- Research shows that stress can cause inflammation in the body, leading to a number of chronic health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
- Less stress helps eliminate unnecessary energy drain in your body and increases your productivity at work.
- Reduce stress to increase self-confidence, gain more relaxation, enjoy life more and likely longevity!
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