Abstract: Based on chapter 12, how can you better reduce stress and live a healthier stress-free life? What specific things do you need to stop doing? Why? What specific things do you need to start doing? Why? Be sure to be specific and detailed.
Stress and Myself: Living a Stress Free Life
Stress can have a very negative impact on a very positive life. Stress has many forms and many different ways of hitting one’s life hard. Luckily, there are steps to leading a healthy, stress free life. Some steps include exercising regularly, adopting hobbies, stopping smoking, reducing caffeine intake, eating healthy, getting enough rest, learning relaxation techniques, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and many more. Exercising is a very important factor in reducing stress. Trying to focus on relaxing activities is key to getting blood moving and can help keep your heart and lungs healthy. Trying non-competitive sports can help keep ones blood pressure down and their happy drug (endorphins) up. Some sports and activities that one could try can include: yoga, walking a dog, jogging, roller blading, swimming, rock-climbing, and other mellow activities. Exercise can keep stress away and ease current stressors.
Adopting a hobby can balance your lifestyle and give you something to look forward to. Hobbies can be anything that makes you happy. Remembering happiness is very important for keeping stress at bay. Whether it is auto mechanics, pottery, or guitar, your hobby should conform to what you enjoy. Hobbies are strictly pleasure. Trying to live your life outside of work is important; you work your job in order to enjoy your lifestyle outside of work. They’re so many positive thoughts towards hobbies that anything is possible, trying classes at your local college, or working a job that is pleasurable can make an imminent effect on your life.
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