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When life delivers difficult situations, we need fuel; we need to be active; and we need to find balance.
There are ways to tackle emotional stress without taking it out on the body.
First, ask yourself some questions to help you keep your health and fitness goals on track:
Not finding balance during stressful times can have major consequences on health and well-being. Here are some tips to help stay focused when your emotions get the best of you.
How to Get the Stress Out
Keep a list
Writing out a to-do list is a great way to make sure you accomplish all of your tasks. Checking things off your list will also make you feel good and ensure you don’t add any more stress by dropping your responsibilities. Even if your mind is preoccupied, your to-do list will ensure you don’t forget things.
Plan your meals
Planning meals in advance can help you eat regularly if you fast during stress or reach for junk food if you stress eat. Add fruits and veggies to your shopping list. It’s essential for your body to get proper fuel during stressful times.
Plan fun activities
Looking forward to something can help boost your mood. It can be something as simple as a virtual yoga class or dancing in your living room.
Make time for a walk
Schedule regular walking breaks. Not only is it a way to clear your mind and get some fresh air, it’s the perfect way to get active when you have other things on your mind.
Connect virtually with friends and family
Social media can be a wonderful tool to help you feel connected. Having a virtual chat with friends and family during stressful times may help keep your mind off the root of the problem. It will also give you the emotional support you need during difficult times.
Avoid unhealthy snacks
Eating sugary foods will only give you a temporary feel-good moment. The extra sugar in your system may temporarily boost your energy levels, but it’s always followed by a crash. It’s always better to snack on healthy protein-rich foods. Your emotional well-being is just as important as your physical health. The two seem to be linked pretty closely, so be aware of your actions and try to protect your health.