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Four Sneaky Stress Causers And How To Relieve Them


What comes to mind when you hear the word stress? School. Work. Maybe even finances. These are factors that every one faces in their every day life. But did you know that there are objects in your room as well as people in your life that cause as much stress as your professor and boss might? With finals right around the corner, no belle can afford to carry more stress on her shoulders. Here are a few things that could cause sneaky stress in your life and what you can do to relieve it.

Friends

Sure, friends are there for moral support and to have someone to laugh with. Some people may even consider their friends stress relievers. However, it is not friends in general that cause stress, it is the type of friends you hang out with.

* The obvious idea is that certain friends cause drama. Try to avoid negativity in your life. Friends who always have problems going on in their own lives tend to transfer all of their stress to you. Soon enough you will be making their problems your own and this could cause you to feel overwhelmed.
* There is a time and a place for everything but sometimes friends don’t understand that. Friends can pressure you into a night out when you know you have an exam to study for. It’s safe to say that “you’ll study when you get back” never really works out. Sure, you will go out and have a great time but then you’ll be stuck in your room stressed out and cramming for that exam you should have been studying all night for.
* Surround yourself with people who will motivate and help you in life. The more easy going your personal friendships are the easier it will be to relax and stay focused.

Mess

So you cleaned your room yesterday and today it’s already a mess. We can’t help it–we’re girls, and as much as we try not to, we always make a mess when getting ready (don’t deny it). A little mess here and there is bearable but when you have piles of clothes all over your room, it can make you stress out!

* Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. This can distract your mind from what you are actually suppose to be doing. It causes our minds to work harder and therefore making it impossible to relax.
* The clutter in your home reflects the clutter in your mind. If you are look for something in a messy room and you cannot find it you will become frustrated. Your brain works the same way, if you have too much going on you wont be able to think clearly.
* Create designated spaces for frequently used items and supplies so that you can quickly and easily find what you’re looking for when you need it. However, try to make these designated spaces “closed” spaces, such as drawers and cabinets. “Storing” things on open shelves or on top of your desk does not remove those visual stimuli that create stress and lessen the amount of open space that your mind “sees.”

Dieting

The pressure to “look good” and to be thin is growing every day. Many girls are more concerned about how many calories they are taking in than how much nutritious content their food has. Dieting takes a lot of thought, precision, and planning. All of the strict rules can make you very anxious.

* By being so focused on how you are going to prepare your next meal so that you do not eat anything too “fattening” you are stressing your mind out. Some diets are so strict that they allow for no other food than the meal plan that is prepared for you. So, when you are not at a place where you can access your diet food you might become anxious because you are worried about what to eat.
* Stay away from specific diets. Your body will only crave what you can’t have and it will make you upset. Instead, focus on filling your refrigerator with healthy foods like fruits and vegetables that you can access anywhere and enjoy as you wish.

Weather

The weather can cause unwanted stress in your life. For some, the weather outside can cause them to feel more stressed than they normally would. They might feel as though they can’t get motivated and they feel that everything which is problematic is ten times more stressful than it might be on a sunny day. If you are one of these people, you are not alone. There are medical conditions which might be causing you to be more sensitive to stress when the weather is poor.

* The amount of sunlight outside can affect one’s mood. People begin to feel depressed and more stressed when the days are shorter. They might begin to eat more or to sleep more in response to the stress of the sunlight changes.
* Not every one likes the heat of summer. In some places it is absolutely unbearable. This can cause you to sweat and feel overheated which for some people leads straight to a crummy attitude.
* Try getting out of town for a few days. If that doesn’t work then try to incorporate things in your daily routine that you can only do when its hot or cold out. For example: make the best out of the sun by going swimming or tanning and in the Winter go ice skating out doors.

Written by Crystal Fernandez

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