Keeping Your Stress Level In Check

Scale | Natashna Anderson

Scale | Natashna Anderson

Let’s face it ladies! We are living in some pretty intense times. With all the crazy events going on in the world, it’s pretty hard to stay focused, let alone stay sane and normal. Times have most certainly changed but this doesn’t mean that we have to succumb to the insanity. Let’s fight these crazy times by taking the best care of our minds, bodies and souls as possible!

We are constantly trying to live up to high standards that have already been set by men many years ago.

As women we tend to act like we deal with stress way better than men. We like to carry ourselves like we have less worries and less problems. And although there once was a time when women were just expected to bear the children and take care of the home, in today’s world, women are taking on triple the amount of work that was once set aside for the men. We are constantly trying to live up to high standards that have already been set by men many years ago. So naturally with this heavier workload, stress levels are going to increase.

“Alright, Aziza we get the point! We’re living in some stressful times! What do you to help with the stress?” Well, the first step you should take is to speak to someone about it! We keep thousands of thoughts locked away and stored in our heads daily. Keeping these thoughts (both good and bad) stored away in our heads doesn’t help at all. Speaking to someone about the thoughts we are keeping helps a whole lot.

Therapists are very special human beings.

There was a time when I was totally against speaking with a professional therapist about all my issues. Now, however, I am one of the biggest advocates. Therapists are very special human beings. They are trained to listen to you and totally separate themselves from your circle in order to give you their unbiased perspective while giving you some good advise at the same time. Speaking with someone out of your circle is one of the best things you can do to keep from going totally nuts. I’m speaking from pure experience. So, the next time you feel like the pressure is just too much, go online and research local therapists in your neighborhood. One of the biggest misconceptions is that you need a lot of money to see one. However most of them take your medical insurance. Trust me, after your first visit you’ll be questioning why you didn’t start going a loooong time ago!