When we get stressed the first person who falls off the radar for support and care is you and that’s when you need it most.
You can relieve your stress by understanding which brain hemisphere is stressed.
If you feel depressed or emotionally overwrought, your stress is in the right hemisphere – the creative, emotional side.
What to do: Switch to your matter-of-fact left hemisphere by doing math, writing factual prose or organizing. The emotional right brain will calm down.
If you feel time-stressed and overburdened, the left hemisphere is involved.
What to do: Switch to your right brain by singing or playing a sport.
Regardless of which side of your brain is stressed there are three things that can really help:
- Water, drink plenty of water. This helps to flush your system of toxins that could be contributing to your stress.
- Exercise, whether just a walk or a full work-out either way you get the blood circulating and carrying necessary oxygen to all parts of your body.
- Breathe, nice deep breaths. As stress builds the shallower your breathing becomes, depriving your body of life giving oxygen.
You owe it to yourself, your family and friends to take care of you.