Stress is caused by these 3 things. When you bite off more than you can chew, a specific problem, or pure imagination driven by fear. It starts in the brain and then kicks off a chain reaction that switches on the stress response in every cell of our bodies. Over time, these cellular switches can get stuck in the “on” position, leading to a whole lot of physical and emotional problems like headaches, easily irritated, feeling exhausted all the time, constant anger, or worse, depression.
- Wake Up Early
- Get Enough Sleep
- Leave For Work Early
It’s too easy to be stressed when you wake up after hitting the snooze button and realize that you have to hit the ground running if you hope to get going in time. That rushed feeling doesn’t go away easily and you carry that stress throughout the day. However, when you wake up early, you get to allow your thoughts time to settle and relax before starting your day. Instead of being reactive, you become proactive and this gives you a greater sense of control.
Most people need 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Getting enough sleep will give your body and mind time to recover and make any necessary repairs, keep your mind sharp and help you think clearly, alleviate depression, and have more energy. A tip to sleeping better would be to consistently go to bed and rise at the same time. It’s much easier if your body gets on a schedule. Plus, when you know that you are going to start your day on your own terms the next morning you will feel more calm and relaxed when you put your head down on the pillow. If not, there is always sleep music
When you do that, you allow time for unforeseen circumstances like an abnormal spike in traffic congestion, your first attempt at toast got burnt, your shower breaking down, or simply your train got cancelled. Sometimes trains leave a couple of minutes earlier than scheduled, so it’s worth being on the platform early to avoid having to go through the stress of trying to make it to work on time.