We are faced daily with life challenges that may lead to stress and anxiety. If not taken care of, stress may interfere with our health, hence leading to early deaths. To overcome anxiety, we should practice healthy choices and come up with a successful and balanced lifestyle.
Though stress isn’t a psychiatric verdict, it’s connected to your mental wellness. Mental health comprises of psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It affects how we feel, think, and react to life. Despite the daily life challenges, you can improve your mental health by:
Staying positive: Always have a positive attitude towards issues. Find a balance between negative and positive emotions, such as anger and sadness. If the media is constantly broadcasting negative news then simply try to remove this from your life by turning off the television and radio. Furthermore, if your social media channels are dominated by negativity – do the same. Comparing your life with others is dangerous; be yourself.
Connect with others: Avoid a lonely life. When stressed up, share what you are going through with a person you trust. Keeping it for yourself may lead to more stress and thus more possible health issues. Connecting with people will help you focus your energy on something more positive.
Do regular exercises – skip a rope, do push-ups and squats, walk around, or involve yourself in games such as football, volleyball, handball if the measures allow it.
Exercise helps control weight, improves mood, promotes better sleep, boosts energy, and puts the spark back into your sex life. Exercise is social and fun.
Not only anxiety, but physical exercise helps prevent many other health concerns and problems, including:
- High blood pressure
- Different cancer types
- Metabolic syndrome
- Type 2 diabetes
It also lowers death risks from all causes and helps improve cognitive function.
Your sex life is not only affected by hormones but also by psychological, relational, and social factors. When sexual hormones are stressed, closeness is replaced by absence. This means you lose all sensual interest- you lose the sexual urge. The can also lead to feelings of resentment towards your partner which is exactly the opposite of what we are trying to achieve
This is what you should do:
- Let your partner know you are stressed, then tackle this issue as a team.
- Be positive and realistic that your sex drive will fluctuate. Be ready to allow your system nervous brakes to kick in. Activate your brake by cuddling, kissing and hugging, and massaging your partner. Sex toys can also help.
Stress may mess up your mental, physical, and sexual health conditions. It weakens the ability to think, focus, and function optimally to have a good quality of life. To break the burdensome chain that stress brings in your life, and live a healthier and happier life, practice effective stress management. Well-balanced life gives you the resilience to handle pressure and life challenges ahead.
James P. Coomer