71234215_MStress can be a motivator, but it can also be an uninvited guest, staying much longer than it should. Chronic stress can set up camp in our lives and cause headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, etc. It can even weaken our immune systems. But, there is something we can do to help send chronic stress packing.

If you are stressed, chiropractic adjustments can help relieve the pressure it puts on your body. They can help to realign your spine. You can also get nutritional and lifestyle advice to help you find additional relief. There are also several things you can do at home to eliminate — or at least significantly reduce — stress.

The typical recommendations include exercise and better sleep. Of course, getting your endorphins going and getting a good night of sleep will help you feel better overall. And, it’s plain good for you! You can also try meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises to wind you down. Listening to soothing music, taking a warm bath, or a cat nap can all be relaxing. Find little enjoyments in life to help reduce stress: hobbies, playing with your pets, spending time with loved ones, playing board games, watching comedies – things that make you feel generally happier.

Another great way to relieve stress is to pinpoint the cause of your stress and figure out if there is a way to reduce it at the onset. Are you taking on more than you can handle? If so, practice saying “no” to more things. Are there specific projects that you are procrastinating on? Maybe you can put more of an emphasis on those projects, so they don’t get pushed till the last minute. If any of your stress can be managed at the source, it’s worth exploring so you can relieve the burden you are carrying.

There are so many ways to ease stress and find relief; these are just a few ideas to get you started! Unburden the load and start feeling better.

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