Life happens, and so does stress. However, if you are not careful, stress can cause a number of health issues, including:
- Personality disorders
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Heart attacks
Our team of in-home care professionals at Qualicare want to offer some tips on how to better manage stress. Read on as we take a look.
Get in the Driver’s Seat of Stress
Let’s take a look at ways you can reduce stress in your life, especially as you grow older.
For starters, you want to make sure that you remove yourself from any situation that causes stress. If it is a stressor at work, it is time to consider changing jobs, departments or finding ways to better cope with the situation.
However, if it is in your personal life, you need to find out if it is something that can be worked through with therapy, or if it is something or someone you need to spend less time with to help alleviate your stress. It may just be that you need to establish boundaries with certain family members in order to better coexist.
Second, find a place you can go to relax when the stress does become overwhelming. Whether it is a support group or a quiet place where you can rest, you want to have somewhere that you can go or someone you can talk to when the stress becomes too difficult to manage on your own.
Finally, you may want to use meditation techniques or other calming activities to find a sense of calm when the stress comes on strong. Relaxing exercises include:
- Listening to music
Are you stressed about how you are going to care for your loved one? Contact our in-home care providers at Qualicare to learn how we can help!