No matter how great your weekend might have been, if you’re like a lot of people, you start your Monday mornings with at least a bit of stress. If you’ve been involved in an accident and have been injured or are caring for a family member or friend who has been injured, you may be experiencing stress from that too.
It’s important not to minimize the impact that stress can have on your life. Doctors report that any amount of stress can cause degenerative conditions within your body. The most important thing to do is to recognize when you are stressed and to seek help in the appropriate ways. If you’ve been injured in an accident and need the help of an attorney, contact theLaw Offices of David Van Sant, and we’ll be happy to work with you.
Here are some simple ways to reduce your stress:
- Get Creative: Go to an art store and get a sketch pad, and about 15 minutes before you go to bed, dim the lights and doodle. Drawing and sketching help to relax you, and it’s fun.
- Meditate: Sit with your eyes closed in a quiet place away from distractions, close your eyes, and take deep breaths in and out, focus on the breath. You can also close your eyes and imagine yourself on a beach or in another relaxing environment. Even two minutes of focused meditation can clear your mind and reduce your stress.
- Eat Healthy: The food you eat impacts your health, so when you shop at the grocery, stay on the perimeter of the store. You’ll find all the healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein along the outside edges. The fewer processed foods you eat, the better your health will be and the better you will feel.
- Exercise: Whether it’s a brisk walk, a slow stroll, a game of tennis, a run, or a work-out at the gym or yoga studio, adding exercise of some kind into your daily routine every day is a good way to reduce stress.
- Prepare Your Body for Bed: Try this: shut your TV off about 30 minutes before you go to bed and work on relaxing your body. It can be as easy as stretching from top to bottom. Start with your toes, work up through your ankles, calves, knees, thighs, waist, core, sides, arms, hands, neck, and head. Once you’ve stretched and relaxed all your muscles in your body, you’ll be better prepared to get a good night’s sleep and reduce your stress.
At Van Sant Law, LLC, we’re committed to helping our clients work their way through personal injuries and the stresses associated with being in an accident. Before you start any diet or exercise program, consult with your physician, and if you need legal advice, contact us today.