When we are going through a stressful time it’s easy to get into some habits that unconsciously cause more stress.
We’ve all got things that we have to do on a day-to-day basis. Some of those tasks might not be our favourite things to do.
It’s easy to get into the habit of protesting internally. Even though we might not share those protests with anyone around us, the stress centre is picking up the internal conflict, and triggering a low level stress response, further fuelling the cycle.
This might seem like a small thing and you could ask yourself the question…”how would this affect my stress levels?”
The point is, these stressful habits can build up over time and we can get so familiar with them that they “fly under the radar”! and go unnoticed.
When we’re looking to reduce our stress levels, these “small things” really do add up. So by working on these habits, and reducing them in a structured way, it gives us some influence over our own situation.