If we allow stress to run rampant, our stress hormones remain unchecked and at some point, even the smallest setback will trigger the fight or flight reaction. We no longer decide with logic, and are not really thinking at all, simply reacting, and often in a bad way.
One of best and easiest ways to increase the recovery space and reduce the feeling of stress is sleep. Maybe you are not like your favorite pet who can bury its face in a stack of pillows, but you could use today as a way to regulate some tension and start your week more relaxed. Relaxation is a practice, and one that you have to agree to in order for it to help. Perhaps you should try a nap today, it might be the perfect weather for a long morning in bed and whatever you have scheduled can surely give way for a few minutes of stress management.
Has Stress Played a Large Role in Your Life?
Even with all of the best ways to combat stress, there are still many of us who look in the mirror in the morning and see a face that is both tired and aged. Fortunately, there are many services that are provided by plastic surgeons that can help some of us literally erase the stress of work and of the many ways that we spend out time. From tummy tucks that are provided by plastic surgeons to breast reductions and facial offerings that are provided by cosmetic surgeons, there are many ways that you can help yourself be your best self.
The latest research from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) indicates that Americans spent more than $15 billion in 2016 on combined surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures for the first time ever. In fact, the services provided by plastic surgeons account for an 11% increase over the past year alone. As an example, 246,354 liposuction procedures were performed in the year 2017 alone. Plastic surgeons continue to offer more and more services that can help us hide the signs of stress that so many face.
What Are You Doing to Make Your Life Less Stressful?
Instead of dealing with the after effects of stress and the damage that it can cause, a growing number of people are trying to alter their lives to avoid some of this stress in the first place. From exercise to relaxation to mindfulness, there are plenty of options that can help you be your best self.
Some girls are pretty.
Some girls sit and their ankles cross immediately.
Some girls never utter a curse word.
Some girls have never break into song.
Some girls refuse a dance.
Some girls giggle behind hands.
Some girls have groomed nails.
Some girls order kale.
You do not, however, have to be one of those girls who are always concerned about what other people are thinking. You can live your best life.
You can use your break between set up and tear down for a party event to unabashedly people watch on a balcony in a cafe you have never been before. Slamming a Meatball Flight of five different recipes at a table dining alone.
You can sit with legs all criss-cross applesauce instead of primly crossed at the ankles.
You can snorting laughter to yourself even when you are dining alone at said unfamiliar restaurant.
You can people watch with anticipation as one of these parallel parkers so overly confident finally abandons their attempt.
You can do the things that make you happy, allow you to laugh and smile. You can live your life in a way that creates more laughter than frowns, more napping than running.
Whatever approach you take to living your best life, however, it is important to know that the rules for your personal life do not have to always be the same. You can enjoy sleeping in one weekend morning and get up for the sunrise the next day. You can read a book instead of doing the laundry on Tuesday.
Outside of work, many of the self imposed schedules we all face can be readjusted to allow room for a little more relaxation, a little more down time, a little more time for people watching and other activities that can make us smile.
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