Stress Awareness Day
Stress Awareness Day: 6 Best-Kept Secrets to a Stress-Free Life
Are you ready to stop and think about the stress factors in your life and look for ways to effectively deal with them on November 7 – Stress Awareness Day? Everybody knows how it feels like to be really stressed out simply because being under pressure is a normal part of life. However, if stress isn’t managed well, it could take its toll on your physical and mental health.
What is Stress?
Stress is your body’s normal response to crisis and fears. In case you didn’t know yet, your body couldn’t tell the difference between a big stress or a little one. If left unchecked, stress can drain your energy, impair your focus and concentration, and cause premature aging.
You Can Have a Stress-Free Life!
If you’re someone who’s about to crack under pressure, we at Breast Cancer Car Donations will help you deal with stress even before November 7 – Stress Awareness Day comes. If you know the six secrets to a stress-free life, you’ll be able to handle pretty much everything else. Check this out:
- Accept what can’t change and change what you can control.
If you really think about it, there’s no point in obsessing over things that you can’t control. For example, when you’re stuck in traffic and you’re running late for an important appointment, it’s best if you just turn up the music and listen to your favorite jam or you can make a few phone calls to let people know that you can’t make it on time because you’re caught in a horrible traffic. This is better than wallowing in mental anguish while you wait for those lanes to move faster.
In most cases, many people tend to take quick, shallow breaths when they get stressed. They should be taking slow, deep breaths instead. When you slow down your breathing, you balance yourself amidst a stressful situation. Taking deep breaths in and slowly exhaling causes your heart rate to go down and you start to feel relaxed.
- Move your body.
Do you know that regularly practicing yoga is an awesome way to combat stress? If that doesn’t interest you, you can choose to go for a run or you can take short walks in a local park. Moving your body is an effective way to release stress.
- Practice gratitude.
We know that it’s challenging to think about the good things in your life when you feel stressed out. However, if you would just devote at least five minutes of your time, preferably before your day starts, to be thankful for everything and everyone in your life, your perspective will change. If you can’t think of anything to be thankful for, start by being grateful for being alive.
Your body has its limits. If it doesn’t get enough rest, you’ll be facing more serious problems than the ones you’re currently grappling with. Try to create a regular sleep and wake cycle to properly condition your body. If your sleeping hours are erratic because you stay up late for work, you’ll notice that you seem less focused and more tired the following day.
- Be kind to others.
Did you know that it’s a medically proven fact that doing acts of kindness can greatly reduce the risk of stress-related illnesses? Studies have shown that people who show kindness to others and who receive kindness in return have lower stress levels.
Combat Stress Today!
Now that you know the secrets to a stress-free life, we encourage you to make some changes in your regular routine. You can choose to start small—perhaps change your sleeping habits or take regular walks when you can. It will only be a matter of time when these small things will add up to the stress-free life that you crave.
You can also contribute a lot to easing the stress in the lives of breast cancer victims by donating a vehicle you no longer need to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations. In doing this act of kindness, you will also ward off stress in your own life as we earlier mentioned.
We will use your donated vehicle to save the lives of needy individuals in your community who have been afflicted with breast cancer.
At the same time, you will get to receive your fair share of rewards for your charitable contribution, including a top tax deduction. For more information, check out our FAQs page. For inquiries, you may call us at our toll-free hotline 866-540-5069 or send us a message online.
Call us at 866-540-5069 and get started with your car donation.