Most of us are aware that stress can cause physical problems, but many may not know the extent to which the opposite is also true. To achieve success, you need to feel good physically, mentally and emotionally. So it’s important to master the subject of stress. Here are a few key physical situations that cause stress, and their remedies.
1. Dehydration: Experts say that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. They might drink plenty of fluids, but some fluids dehydrate the body further.
Remedy: Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. And cut down on dehydrating liquids like coffee, soda and alcohol.
2. Overworked immune system: Allergies, bacteria and viruses could be an issue even if you don’t have recognizable symptoms. You could be allergic to wheat, for example, and not have a clue. But that wheat allergy might be causing severe stress.
Remedy: Get checked out, and take action.
3. Lack of sleep. You might achieve success without getting much sleep, but you probably won’t enjoy it. Stress and sleep go hand in hand. Stress causes lack of sleep; lack of sleep causes stress. While sleeping, the body produces growth hormone, needed for tissue repair, and melatonin, which gives you a sense of well-being. These hormones are the closest you’re going to find to a fountain of youth and vitality. But, they are produced before midnight.
Remedy: Get to sleep by 11:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. is even better. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, use an herbal or mineral supplement or do something relaxing (not work) before bed. If you just can’t get your attention off work, use your entrepreneurial skills to make a list of the things that need to be done and a plan for their execution. That will get things more under control so you can sleep. Also, go to bed on an empty stomach – your body’s busy enough doing other stuff.
4. Pain. Being in pain of any sort causes stress.
Remedy: Get to the doctor, the chiropractor, acupuncturist – whatever your preference – find out what’s causing the pain and get it fixed. To achieve success, you need to have your wits about you.
No matter what you want to achieve, success is dependant on having things under control. And that includes you, your body, and your stress levels.
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