Hey Ergo Crew! Health experts, Pete and Jill over at Team Appollon, share health tips on how to live longer below. Check out their website at teamappollon.com to learn more about what they can do for your health!
It's time to get rid of stress when it arrives and not let it fester into every area of your life.
Hey, it's Jill! You might be feeling more stress now than ever before. I recently changed jobs within the company that I'm working at and with the new job, I've had a lot of bouts of high stress. I've had to figure out how to calm myself down in a way that doesn't use food, alcohol or social media scrolling to numb myself. And it has worked! That's what I want to share with you today because whether you're someone who has lost their job, stressed about not knowing when you'll be able to re-open your business, going stir crazy being in quarantine, or the thought of you or your loved ones getting covid-19 freaks you out, these tips can help you.
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Focus on what you can control
During this time It's really easy to feel powerless, as if everything is outside of your control. In fact, a lot of things actually are outside of your control right now, such as when does our business re-open? But that’s ok, it’s perfectly normal to feel that way. But what does focusing on what's outside of your control do for you? Nothing! It just increases your own stress level since you can't do anything about it! When you focus on what you can control, you give yourself the power to thrive in any circumstance.
Help someone else
Stress comes from focusing on yourself. I find it really helps me take control of my emotions and feel like a better person when in times of stress I help someone else like donating to a charity, talking to a friend who is stressed out and showing my support, or giving career advice to a coworker. There's always a way to help someone out, even if you feel like you have nothing to give. Saying THANK YOU to someone is also another way of helping someone feel better about themselves. Who doesn't like getting a thoughtful and personal thank you email!? I've started to send thank you notes to people at work and even though not everyone has replied, the act of me saying thank you to someone puts me in a much better mental state than before! The people who have replied to me tell me that they're really touched by my thank you email.
I don't meditate regularly, but when I'm really stressed, I use it to calm myself down right away. I personally like to put on a meditation app or listen to a meditation on YouTube. Since I've been working from home, I'll lie in bed and play a 5-10 minute meditation where I just focus on my breathing. I like hearing the sound of a teacher guiding you through meditation which is why I prefer a meditation app overdoing it on my own. It really helps me calm down. I like the Ten Percent Happier app and Headspace.
Let us know if you use any of these tips in the comment box below!