- Tension – People who lead demanding lives are more than twice as likely to suffer from aches and pains as those who live less hectic lives. When stressed, your body produces hormones that increase muscle tension and pain sensitivity. To combat the effects of everyday stresses on your body, find time to indulge in relaxation rituals. Whether you practice home meditation or visit the spa for a full body massage, it’s important to find time to unwind.
- Irritability – When we are feeling tense, you can tend to feel short tempered and bothered by common surroundings. Taking a break to exhale can help you unwind and quiet your mind and soul for the feeling of overall rejuvenation.
- Feeling excessively tired – Nothing helps stimulate your mind like moments of pause and reflection in relaxation. Give your body the time it needs to rejuvenate so that your mind and immune system can follow suit.
- Trouble sleeping – Massage is an effective and healthy option that has helped many people overcome insomnia. Because melatonin influences the sleep stage of an individual’s circadian rhythm, a natural way of boosting serotonin is a positive sleep-inducing option.
April is Stress Awareness Month
The effects of stress are different for different people, but here are some common signs and how you can fight them: