A mind subjected to stress affects your entire body sooner or later. As you get more and more exhausted due to circumstances that are beyond your control, you risk increasing your chances of catching various diseases that in turn disrupt your daily routine and leave you out of commission for days on end.
Safeguarding yourself from external factors that will severely tax your immune system in addition to avoiding processed products laden with toxins are necessary if you want to cope with a busy, fast-paced lifestyle. You should nevertheless allot the same amount of attention to your mental well-being. Keeping your thoughts uncluttered and at peace doesn’t require an immediate and complete overhaul, although gradual steps that stack up overtime will benefit you from a psychological standpoint in the long run.
You may have heard of self-help articles and even retreat destinations that push for “digital detoxification,” essentially sealing yourself from the internet or any non-analog device or gadget so as to more wholly focus your attention on activities that you won’t normally do if you’re staring at a screen. This approach isn’t for anybody, but if you’re looking to fortify your self-control or at least improve your sense of contentment, then you’re better off parting with your hard-earned disposable income by driving cross-country or heading to a new place that you’ve never been before with your loved ones tagging along instead of buying another time-sucking app or trawling through the same Twitter or Facebook feed for the Nth time.
There are nonetheless plenty of medically explainable factors that could potentially make you more vulnerable to stress. Not getting enough sleep, for instance, will more often than not ruin your entire day from the moment you wake up. It’s a lot more difficult to think clearly when you’re yawning every other minute, and no amount of caffeine will put it right. Take advantage of work breaks by taking a nap or establish better sleeping patterns before your sleeping disorder impairs your ability to make sound decisions during the day.
Finally, a vital factor that inhibits you from being as physically active as you can be is having fewer electrolytes like sodium potassium or calcium in your system. Drinking plenty of fluids or hydrating drinks will counteract the negative effects cause by a lack of electrolytes.