Anxiety, tension and stress are immutable facts of modern life. As the pace at which we fly through every day seems to become increasingly hectic, it becomes ever more difficult to find the time and space to relax, to take things easy every once in a while.
And yet, stress is a recognized killer, a condition that is known to be a contributory factor to many fatal conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. As these two conditions are respectively the number one and number three killers in the USA every year, the importance of dealing with stress cannot be overestimated.
Most of us have our own ways of dealing with or handling stress but it does not necessarily follow that we are all good at dealing with the anxiety and tensions that are part and parcel of everyday living. No matter who we are or what we do, there are always situations or times when things seem to get on top of us when life throws us a curveball that we just can’t deal with.
In those situations when life seems almost too much to bear, we all have different ways of coping with what is going on around us. Whilst a few resolute stoics might be to handle things through nothing more than a strength of character and willpower, the majority of people need some kind of ‘prop’ to get through times like these.
For some folks, it’s alcohol whilst others turn to cigarettes. For many, however, times of great stress and tension immediately send them scurrying to the doctor’s office or surgery to get a prescription for something that can calm them down and make them feel less stressed.
In all of these scenarios, it is a fact that drinking, smoking or even taking prescription drugs may not necessarily be the best thing for you. Of course, they may bring a temporary respite from the stressful situation that you found yourself in, but unfortunately, this respite is only a temporary. Moreover, more often than not, the stressful problem comes back with a vengeance all too soon.
Stress is a problem for everybody from time to time but the good news is that there are plenty of different things that you can do to reduce stress problems that are completely natural. The purpose of this guide is to look at as many natural ways of dealing with stress as possible,
whilst also highlighting how each particular natural stress treatment can be fitted into your hurry-scurry daily existence. Before beginning the quest to find natural ways of dealing with stress that everyone can use, let’s start by considering what stress is, and what causes it.