A hectic schedule is a recipe for stress…
…and stress is hardly ever a recipe for success. Are you a person who finds yourself perpetually, “keeping up,” or at the mercy of a lifestyle and a workplace that makes on-time feel like it is always one step ahead? Well, relax for a second and consider that you are most likely normal! Our culture perpetuates this kind of on-the-go mentality and the advent of social media and cell phone culture keeps us constantly connected to the flow. If you are feeling the stress crunching down, take a chunk out of a free day and do some “life admin.”
Here are some ways you can save time to save stress:
- Make a list: keep it simple. In order of descending priority, you now have a written plan of attack. Crossing things off feels great.
- Prep meals on Sunday night: cook food in batches. It will save you a lot of time meal-to-meal and it is delicious.
- Shower at the end of the day: especially if your mornings feel too jam-packed. A shower at night is refreshing and while you’re at it, lay out your outfit for the next day.
- Don’t take on too much: sometimes saying no can save you a lot of stress down the road. Pick your battles and know when to say no!
Constant stress takes a toll…
…on the body and brain. At our office in Fremont, we treat the physical manifestations of stress. Muscles tense as a natural response to mental stress and this can pull our bodies out of balance leading to subluxation and nerve dysfunction which, in turns, contributes to stress further. For help removing yourself from this cycle, give us a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Francis Scorca, D.C.