Stress has become so common in our lives that we believe it’s a normal occurrence, when in reality this excessive stress is taking a toll on our health and body. With 2015 upon us, the fresh start should give a sense of peace, but at time we focus only on what we can do to make this year better than the last. According to our Renton chiropractors, stress can lead to anxiety, depression, and a weak immune system. It also is accompanied by headaches, back pain, leg pain and sleep problems. Follow these steps to simplify your lifestyle and reduce stress levels:
Rid yourself of solicitations – Many of us are guilty of paper clutter. Whether this is in the form of bills, schoolwork, junk mail or work. By contacting the appropriate people, you can eliminate junk mail and sometimes it is as easy as clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of an email. This will help you with organization and allow you to focus on only important documents.
Pay automatically – Trying to remember exactly what bills are due when can be stressful in itself. By setting up payments automatically you can rest assured that all your bills are taken care of on time and it’s one less thing for you to think about.
Make a financial plan – Everyone experiences financial stress at some point. One way to lessen this is to come up with a financial plan. Sitting down and calculating your monthly income and spending limits allows you to fully understand where you are financially. This gives you a sense of peace because you know that the necessities are taken care of and exactly how much you have to spend on fun activities, like eating out or for travel.
Automate your diet – Some leading dieticians advise a new practice that can save you stress in the morning and provide you with all of the vitamins and minerals to keep you productive all day. The idea is to eat the same meals everyday for breakfast or lunch. If your stick with healthy staples that provide plenty of nutrients, you can simplify your grocery shopping and your morning routine. You don’t have to stress about what you’re going to cook for at least one meal in the day.
If your stress levels are still affecting you negatively after following these steps, make sure to give us a call at (425) 277-2225 to set up an appointment with one of our Renton chiropractors!