Can you stop stressing?
Psoriasis already comes with anxiety and self-consciousness. People who don’t understand might say “Stop stressing”! But you might find it hard to stop, and even end up stressing about being stressed or not being able to stop stressing.
The reality is, You can’t stop stressing! Stress is part of our life, and it is here to stay. And Psoriasis is not a comfortable condition, it can be stressful, and you may feel anxious and upset and angry. What you should know that it is ok to feel that way!
Maybe you can’t stop it, but you can learn to manage it, and respond better and overcome faster. Stress is like a heavyweight. It must be offloaded.
Express your feelings and emotions instead of suppressing them. You might find voicing your problems, feelings, and fears openly, and stepping out of your comfort zone could be very comforting and bring you peace.
Reverse the negative effects of stress. Stress reduces our ability to metabolize and detoxify and increases our toxic load. Breathing is the main way to flush toxins out of our bodies. If you do not breathe fully and exercise deep breathing from time to time, it will take a longer time for your body to release these toxins. Take a long, slow breath in through your nose, first filling your lower lungs, then your upper lungs. Hold your breath to the count of “three.” Exhale slowly through pursed lips, while you relax the muscles in your face, jaw, shoulders, and stomach. Repeat and make deep breathing a habit. This is the most powerful, easy, and free of cost healing method.
Release muscle tension. Stress leaves us tense, but even without stress, we sit, work, and sleep and accumulate body and muscle tension. Taking time to stretch in the morning and before sleep will help you relax, have a night of better sleep, and improved mood during the day. Even if you are limited by the movement because of Arthritis pain or other reasons, stretching while seated and even laying can also be very helpful. In the long run, a straight back and healthy neck will make you will look much younger than your age.
4) Stay Positive
Surround your self with Positivity – If you have to watch a movie, better choose a comedy. If you have to go out with friends, try to have lots of fun. Life is too short to be uploading negativity all the time, unload, and try to focus on happier things. Happiness hormones heal and here they are;
- Serotonin – Mood stabilizer, wellbeing, happiness
- Dopamine – Pleasure, motivational role in the brain’s reward system
- Oxytocin – Bonding, love, trust
- Endorphins – Pain relief, runner’s high, relaxation
How to get more of those? Exercising, spending pleasant time, or sharing a meal with loved ones, increasing intake of prebiotics and probiotics, and eating a healthy diet could also help increase happiness hormones.
5) Eat Healthy
Replace unhealthy foods with happy foods – A happy gut – happy you! The gut microbiome has a positive role in the production of neurotransmitters, including dopamine and serotonin. This is why healing your gut could help you heal diseases. Eliminate foods high in saturated fats, high in sugars, and processed and junk foods. They are hard to digest and don’t provide any nutritional value. Food is medicine when chosen right.
Things that help managing stress are the same things that help heal Psoriasis as well. So take control, manage stress, and Psoriasis healing will follow.
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