CHANGE THE WAY YOUR BODY RESPONDS TO STRESS
You cannot eliminate every stressor from life; including aging parents, mortgage payments, airborne allergens, and noise. Therapies such as biofeedback, hypnosis, acupuncture, and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) can tap into your unconsciousness and actually change the way your nervous system responds to stress. NLP is a general approach to modeling human behavior. You learn how to grow from every single life experience, thus increasing your ability to choose your mental, emotional and physical states of wellbeing. Acupuncture also alleviates symptoms of stress and anxiety by releasing natural pain-killing chemicals in the brain, called endorphins. In the book, Female Brain Gone Insane, find more of Mia’s antidotes to stress besides the five listed below:
- Take time to breathe
- Try art or music therapy
- Sleep more
- Walk in nature
OTHER ANTIDOTES TO STRESS
Cultivating friendships reduces stress, especially for women. Humans are social animals. Your relationships with others greatly influence your mental health, that is: your happiness, self-esteem and ability to create, love and work.
Lower the bar. You don’t need to be perfect. It takes huge amounts of energy while creating stress and anxiety. This does not mean going to the other end of the spectrum to be lazy, sloppy, or slothful. It means enjoying your life.
Appreciate life, your inner beauty, your soul and your reason for living. Grow and explore. What do you love? What gives you pleasure? Take time to discover these answers and find your smile.
Learn more about stress reducers in Female Brain Gone Insane.