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How to Deal with Stress

How to Deal with Stress
Stress is one of the things we encounter daily. We get stressed by early morning traffic, meeting deadlines, and the all the stuff we just have on our minds. There are different types of stress that we experience daily from home, work, relationships, and the environment. The frightening reality is some of us end up suffering from anxiety and depression. The Australian Psychological Society survey reported that 37% of Australians experience symptoms of depression and 28% experience symptoms of anxiety.

So, if you are stressed, how can you deal with it?

Let’s start with food. The experts advise us to avoid sugar, gluten, and processed foods. You may add a lot of dark green, leafy vegetables to your diet to help your body produce mood-regulating neurotransmitters namely serotonin and dopamine . You may also eat blueberries that contain antioxidants that help fight stress, and lower blood pressure.

Eat a single serving of one quarter of an avocado to help your body to stress-proof with glutathione, lutein, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and folate. Eat salmon fir its omega-3 fatty acids that can help keep you cool and calm. You can also eat some oranges and red capsicum since they help fight oxidative stress in the body.

Eating walnuts as a snack and even as part of a meal can help reduce blood pressure increases from stress. For a quick mood stabilizer, try to eat food has low Glycemic Index (GI). GI is a measurement method to rank the carbohydrates that affects the rise of sugar levels. Also, it is advised to drink green or black tea for it helps calm frazzled nerves. It’s a good thing there are plenty of cafés in the suburb of Kangaroo Point to enjoy your cuppa.

Regular exercise is also important. Psychology experts advise that jogging, walking, cycling, and dancing for 30 minutes 5 days a week can help you gain good health and emotional balance. Kangaroo Point has many parks where you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere while exercising.

You can also take some regular time out to destress with activities like reading a book or listening to relaxing music while enjoying the view from Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

You could also participate in different activities in town. Interacting happily with other people is a great de-stressor. You can volunteer for a cause that is important to you, watch community shows, join a cycling group or a rock climbing organization that climbs the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, any of which could give you a friendly support network and a break from the daily stressors of life. It is also a great opportunity to mingle, chat, and laugh.

Another way to take a time out is through prayer, meditation, and for some, joining a yoga class. (You may want to check the What’s On section of our website for the latest events in Kangaroo Point.)

We can never control all the daily stress we incur, but we have the choice of how to handle it. With all these different strategies, landing on the right combination to alleviate your stress could be a snap.

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Patrick Williams

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