Fighting stress and anxiety
In 2018, 74% of people felt so stressed that they became overwhelmed, or felt that they were unable to cope, according to Mentalhealth.org.
Our genetic makeup is only partly responsible for the onset of such emotions. Our surrounding environment is accountable, too. And with the pressures that come with modern society, it’s no wonder the statistics are so high.
If we want to live a long and healthy life, though, we can’t let ourselves fall ill to the anxieties and stresses we feel. In most cases, it is easier said than done, and it’s not a simple case of ‘switching off’ our feelings.
That’s why meditation and mindfulness practices have become more popular. They can help to manage these negative feelings and put them into perspective. As a result of a weakened immune system, stress can be a causing factor of a wide range of health conditions. These can range from insomnia and depression, to heart problems and diabetes.
Whilst diminishing feelings of stress and anxiety as a nation may be unrealistic, there are things we can do as individuals to reduce our stress on a daily basis, like talking to our loved ones. Take a read of our previous article to find out more.