Are your stress levels making you an emotional geyser ready to erupt? When emotions run high, remind yourself that stress is temporary. Confront your stress levels before you make any sudden decisions. Reactions to stress can put a wedge in a relationship or your progress at work.
Certain emotional symptoms will make you aware that you’re stressed and in need of a release (e.g. hot bubble bath). Here are a few to look out for:
A roller coaster of highs and lows can affect your happiness, focus and personal relationships. Talking about stress is one of the best ways to relieve it. Allow family and friends to be involved with what’s stressing you out.
Thankfully, stress is temporary. If stress is turning you into Bruce Banner with a short circuit, think about cutting coffee and caffeine out of your diet for a few days. Caffeine is known to increase anxiety levels and make people edgy. Sip on chamomile or lavender tea when you think your inner Hulk might rage out.
When you’re overtired, your judgment is foggy and your mood is low. If stress is making you walk through the office like Frankenstein, make a conscious effort to get more sleep. Lack of sleep is the second most influential factor associated with the worsening of gum disease. Plus, a nightly routine, like brushing and flossing, sets the stage for a good night’s sleep.
We all experience stress, so be patient. Working to understand what causes your stress will help you confront the issue head-on.