Did you know we all handle bad stress differently?

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The way we react to bad stress is different for each person.  I know when I’m stressed, I race around, drink lots of coffee and talk at a hundred miles an hour.  My best friend though just retreats and finds comfort in food and a good red wine. You can see that we both handle stress very differently.

I probably fall into what is called a hyper personality when I’m stressed and I have found aromatherapy and Bach Flower Remedies work well for me.  When I realize my bad stress levels going up I then also watch what I am eating and cut down on the caffeine. I also slow my mind down with meditation.
My friend though is more a mellow personality and when she realizes she is getting anxious she, like me, watches what she is eating and especially with overeating on sugar and salt.  She increases more fresh foods into her diet, like fruit and vegetables and she has felt she has received a lot of relief from St Johns Wort.  I have to learn from her with my own diet.

Realizing what works for you is very important and everyone reacts differently, so if you aren’t sure about what to try, then do something new and see what benefits you get.  Vitamin B complex has helped us both with our stress levels and we will continue taking that.

We are both always looking for new stress relief techniques and we are currently looking at taking up Tai Chi classes in our area as we feel that this type of excise and relaxation will assist us both.  Finding time for exercise can be a challenge in our busy lives but we realize the benefits are worth it so we keep searching for different types of exercise that we like and more importantly we will do. My friend has succeeded more than me in increasing her exercise regime, I’m still working on that.

Bad stress affects us different ways so there should be different techniques to combat it.  Try some out and find out what works for you.

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3 comments to Did you know we all handle bad stress differently?

  • Bach flowers have helped me especially Rescue Remedy. I get relief quite quickly with the spray.

  • how to deal with anxiety

    Thanks for the post! Deep breathing exercises are excellent for anxiety and many people report positive results from meditation. Some other natural anxiety remedies to look into are St.John’s Wort, SAMe, L-Theanine, and Tryptophan.

  • ish

    A very well written health blog, keep it up and more power!

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