It’s a normal part of life that increases and decreases depending on what’s going on in it.
Some people are affected by it more than others.
If left unchecked, stress can turn small problems into bigger ones like anxiety or depression.
Because of this, understanding how to prevent, manage and control your stress is absolutely crucial.
Why Eating Healthy Helps You Manage Your Stress
Your diet is involved immensely with your stress levels.
Understanding what you should put into your body is absolutely vital to living a stress-free life.
Often, when it comes to dealing with and reducing stress, we think about removing our ‘stressors’ from our lives.
For example, if a person is increasingly feeling stressed out and anxious in the workplace, they may look to change departments, companies, or even careers.
Another example would be a couple who no longer get along, choosing to break up or divorce to get rid of the source of their stress.
Although steering clear of situations or people who stress you out can definitely help, one of the main things which affect stress is your diet and lifestyle.
Since it may not always be possible to remove yourself from stressful situations or people immediately, making the right dietary and lifestyle changes is important to help you deal with and manage it.
As you will soon see, your diet and activity levels don’t only affect your physical health, but it has a huge impact on your mental health as well.
Side Effects of High-Stress Levels
These are the common side effects if your stress levels are too high:
- Lack of focus
- Trouble concentrating
- Migraines (like me)
- Frequently forgetting things
- Dreams about talking, life-sized, hairy spiders 🕷
- Feeling like your mind has gone completely blank
Yea the last few ones were weird, but this literally happens to me when my stress levels are too high.
Due to all of this, I wanted to put together a quick series in how you can use food to literally get rid of stress completely.
What You Will Learn Throughout This Series:
- Learn what various foods can help to improve your overall mental health.
- Why exercise is absolutely vital to combating stress.
- The lifestyle habits that are stressing you out more than you may realize.
- Healthy habits you should begin to incorporate into your life.
- Relaxation techniques perfect for those stressful moments.
- How to recognize the need for a lifestyle change.
- And a ton more!
You have probably experienced some form of stress at some point in your life.
PLEASE TEACH ME YOUR WAYS… SENSEI!🙇🏾♀️
Although, a small amount of stress can actually be good when it comes to motivating yourself to work hard to reach your goals.
Whether that be personally, professionally, or academically, having too much stress can actually have the opposite effect and can cause you to feel like you are ‘shutting down’.
To Wrap Things Up…
Trying to ignore your stress won’t make it go away.
It’s important to know exactly what to do in order to help your stress levels become manageable.
One of the best ways to do this is to change your lifestyle and then your diet.
I go into more details about this on my other blog, OrganicFye.
When your diet and lifestyle are working together in your favor to fight stress, you will find that you are better able to control any feelings of worry or anxiety that come your way.
Remember that what you put into your body isn’t just important for your physical health, but it is SUPER important for your mental health🧠 as well!
Stress is a natural mechanism that your body can turn on and turn off.
Once you learn how to do so properly, stress will no longer be an issue for you.
Next time, we will be talking about how to create a stress-busting diet.
To your health,
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P.S.S.-If you want to check out the whole ‘Eat Your Way To Calm’ series, click HERE!