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Managing Stress and Anxiety

We all thought life would get easier with advances in technology and modern living. Unfortunately, life has become even more complex due to excess connectivity. In years gone by, if you weren’t home there wasn’t even an answering machine. If someone wanted to contact you, they would have to try again. Virtually everyone with a smartphone or Blackberry have this technological traveling companion with them all the time. Between texting and emails, even finding time to spend time with our loved ones can be challenging.

It is no wonder that most people don’t have time to catch up with their daily lives and many people go to bed fully knowing that they are behind. The end result is that most people feel like they are in a race, where they rarely if ever, take the lead and claim victory. Then it starts all over again the next day. The good news is that we don’t have to be stuck in the race of stress. There are many proactive things we can do to deal with the anxieties of life successfully. Here are some helpful hints to make life more manageable.

Tip #1
Try fasting. No not traditional fasting from food; rather try taking a vacation from “your connectivity.” It may be as simple as leaving your phone in the car when walking into a store, or making sure that your phone never comes to the dinner table. Basically, taking a technology vacation can help you rest more than you realize.

Tip #2
Make sure you are recalling your dreams at least 3 times a week. If you are not remembering your dreams, it might point to either a B vitamin deficiency or interrupted sleep due to a bed partner snoring, needing to get up at night to urinate (don’t drink any liquids 2 hours prior to bed) or possibly even that you suffer from a sleep condition called apnea. Check with your doctor on the latter, if you wake up tired even after 7 to 8 hours of sleep.

Tip #3
Let the little things that worry and annoy you slide, otherwise they win and you lose. Use L-theanine that is a special extract from green tea; it has been shown to support GABA, a brain chemical that helps lessen worry/stress and also increases alpha-waves. Alpha-waves are part of the brain frequency that is present when one is in a Zen state. Take L-theanine before a stressful day, meeting or presentation can help take the edge off.

Bottom line:
These 3 tips when implemented on a regular basis help over 90% of patients claim victory over stress and anxiety.
It is important that we live life successfully without letting stress bring us down. Take charge today with one or more of the above proactive steps and victory will be yours with a little effort.

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