Destress Your Life: Tips For Healthier & Serene Life

The gloomy days of January can be the most miserable and stressful of the year, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Imagine living in serenity. It is possible if you make few changes to your life. It can be easy if you let it be. Laughter is the best way to start. Laughter is great for your health. It is good for your heart and your blood pressure. Laughter feels good too. Try to see the fun in your life and spend more time laughing.

Your health is very important to you. In fact, next to your mind, it is the only thing you actually really own, or have a solid claim on. Money and power can disappear, but your health will stay with you. So, if you have good health, good for you. If you fail to take care of your health, there are bound to be problems in the future. There is an Arabian saying, “He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.”

You spend a large part of your life working so make sure you are doing something you love. If you hate your job, go find something you enjoy doing. Life is too short to waste doing work you do not love. Even if you love your job, you still need to take vacations. Enjoy your holidays and make a clean break. Do not bring your work on holiday. A total break will refresh you and you will perform better when you return.

Sleep is one of the most important factors for our health and well-being. We all need at least eight hours of sleep every night. It is vital to your health. If you are not getting enough sleep, your moods will suffer, your concentration will lapse and your health will eventually deteriorate. Drinking eight glasses of water daily is also a good health tip.

Get in touch with nature. Go out for a walk along the beach,or in a park, anywhere you can get in touch with the earth. It is a great mind and body refresher. Enjoy the sunshine and the fresh air. Take some time each day to relax. We all need to take a timeout to relax. Do not feel guilty about your favorite method just enjoy the moment.

If you follow the above tips, you will be on your way to a more serene life. Once you get started, it will snowball. You should enjoy every moment, whether you are working, relaxing or spending time with friends. Do not get caught up with multi-tasking or rushing through every moment. Take the time to do each task properly and really get involved. Live every moment to the full. Keep a gratitude journal. When you feel good write down all the things you have to feel good about and when you feel down read over all the wonderful things that brighten your life. Learn to look for the good.

Doctor Mom always said to “take one thing at a time.” This philosophy can do wonders for people under stress. Sometimes even everyday, ordinary work can seem out of control. If this occurs, focus on one task at a time, not the whole basket. The bottom line is this: please don’t let anxiety ruin your day. For further information on strategies to reduce stress and improve your personal stress management techniques, please speak with your healthcare professional.

Celeste Botonakis

On the Nursing Assistant Guides blog, certified medical assistant Celeste Botonakis explores the daily life of a CMA. She'll keep you up-to-date with the latest on what’s happening in the field, and provides tips for those who are interested in becoming a medical or nursing assistant. Celeste has served in the medical field for over six years, and is passionate about helping people. She currently works at CSR Primary Care in Skokie, Illinois. Click here to learn more about Celeste Botonakis and