People handle pressure in different ways – some people thrive on it, while others buckle.
Either way, when we feel like we’re under too much pressure and can’t cope, pressure can give way to stress.
Stress interferes with your ability to handle these demands and impacts on other areas of your life. In short, to function well in life, you’ll need to know how to handle stress.
Stress releases adrenaline – necessary to help you deal with increased pressure or threats. If you’re constantly under stress, the hormones stick and causes problems.
The three most common ’causes’ of stress are work, relationships, and money problems. I mention causes in apostrophes because there’s actually only one cause of stress – you.
Stress isn’t caused by circumstance, it’s caused by your reaction to the circumstance – other people are in worse situations, but they’re still fine.
How To Handle Stress
1. Your Reaction
Don’t lose perspective – this can happen quickly, making everything seems like a life or death situation. Unless your life is under threat, you’ll be okay. You’ll still be alive to tell the tale, and you’ll be able to deal with whatever the consequences are.
Understand that you’re only human – there’s only so much you can do.
Know what you can and can’t control – don’t worry about the things you can’t change. Since they’re going to anyway, let the chips fall where they may – you’re resilient enough to deal with the outcome. You’ve dealt with everything that’s happened until now, haven’t you?
2. Exercise and Sleep
Looking after yourself is next in how to handle stress. Exercise flushes out the stress hormones, while sleep replenishes your energy reserves.
3. Juicing for Stress
Stress drains a raft of nutrients from your body. Juicing replenishes them within minutes. The main ones are: The B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc.
Vitamin C – is found in Red Pepper, and dark leafy greens (Spinach, Kale).
Zinc – found in dark leafy greens (such as Spinach).
Magnesium – found in Spinach, Beet Greens, Collard Greens.
No juicer? This guide will help you choose the right one for your needs. Or if you juice lots of leafy greens, these ones will yield twice as much juice from green veggies, saving you money daily.
B-complex vitamins – aka the anti-stress vitamin. Use supplementation. Brewers Yeast is also great for stress, depression and sleeplessness with its mix of B-vitamins, amino acids, proteins, minerals, enzymes and nucleic acids.
How to Handle Stress with Juicing
- 4 handfuls Spinach
- 4 Kale leafs
- 6 large Carrots
- 4 Collard Green leafs
- 2 tbs Brewers Yeast
- 1 Apple (optional, for flavor if you’re a beginner)
Be sure to experiment with these juicing recipes on how to handle stress. Make substitutions using the guide above, and remember, you can always throw in an apple to make it taste better.
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