Have you been feeling a little or a lot overwhelmed, have deadlines and a super long to-do list, and you’re just in over your head? Not to mention Tax Day is quickly approaching! Well, you’re not alone. Everyone feels stressed from time to time, especially as the responsibilities stack up on our plate. The thing about stress is, a little bit of it isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but too much of it can be detrimental to our emotional and physical health. Learning to find that healthy balance is the best way to live a productive, happy life.
A small amount of stress once in a while is a good thing because it means you’re working hard, and you care about what you’re doing. However, too much stress prohibits us from thinking straight and is overbearing and counterproductive. Prolonged stress even leads to real physical health problems.
This month is an opportunity to recognize the difference between good and bad stress and try to find your happy place within it all. We are here to help if you need assistance with tax and accounting services, with your company’s strategic planning or if you have some questions and need a consultation.
So, while we manage your complicated tax returns or audit, estate planning or real estate analysis, here are some great ways you can keep your mind clear and de-stress:
Exercise: Physical activity gets endorphins pumping through the brain, which triggers a happy feeling. Exercise lowers the body’s stress hormones like cortisol and releases chemicals that make us feel more at peace.
Supplements: Natural remedies like lemon balm, omega-3 fatty acids, green tea and essential oils are very helpful.
Soothing Environment: Light a candle or turn on the oil diffusers, put on some soft, soothing music and dim the lights. Take a deep breath and be grateful for all the good things in life.
Caffeine Reduction: Caffeine tends to make us jittery, which can cause stress and anxiety.
Laugh Out Loud: Simply spend time laughing. Let yourself have a good time and get your mind off the hustle and bustle of the real world.
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