Coping and Dealing With Stress in a Healthy Way

All people have guilty pleasures, but why can’t it always be for health and wellness? Imagine how society be if people prioritize their wellness instead of vices? There will be lesser transmitted air pollution, reduced alcohol-related accidents, and a more positive environment as a whole.

Although there is a science as to how vices help different cope, vices are still forms of unhealthy dependency, and people need work and fight it off.

If you are someone who is struggling to shake off a bad habit of smoking, “casual” drinking, or even doing stress buying, here are some healthy things you can do instead. (Yes, everything is a work of progress, and we believe that you can do this)

Go to the Gym

When people decide to have their vices, it is mainly because their physical bodies enjoy the rush it gives them. In this context, it is safe to say that you are slowly withdrawing your body from the aforementioned dependency when you provide it with something to focus on. What better way to do that than going to the gym and getting ripped?

Going to the gym might seem like a haunting idea at first, especially for smokers but you will get used to it after you hit your three-month mark. It is because, during this time, your body has already adjusted to your new routine. Therefore, making working out its new and healthy vice. 

There are many people that make the habit of going to the gym after a breakup. It might be for many reasons such as wanting to show their exes how they have moved on or getting fit so that they can win them back. However, there are also people who do this to simply be confident in themselves.

Additionally, going to the gym will also boost your endorphin production. Endorphins are your happy hormones that will essentially make your life easier by improving your mood, focus, and productivity. Doesn’t that sound superb?

Booking Wellness Services

There are people whose go-to activity is to do some stress shopping. Rewarding yourself is one thing; buying things to make you feel better is another.

Nobody can deny that it does not feel good. Buying all the material things that you want is one way to distract yourself from whatever it is that you are going through, and it is hard to stop when the cash starts flowing. In that context, wouldn’t it be better to spend that money on yourself? Literally on yourself. Why not book an appointment with a masseur whenever you are stressed? Do facial treatments whenever you are feeling down, or see your trusted orthodontist for regular cleanups? You know, substitute activities for your shopping habit, and ones that would be beneficial to your health.

After all, who does not enjoy a session with a masseur? You can even go big with acupuncture and Ventosa treatments! Did you know that Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique way of utilizing a body’s natural healing ability to relieve someone of their chronic pain? See, better coping for stress instead of making it rain with cash in the mall.

Go Out With Your Family and Friends

A troubled person, when left alone, tends to fall into bad habits. This person may either splurge or seek solace from toxic vices.

There is a saying, “There’s power in number.” and this is true, especially when you consider the fact that human beings are all social creatures. Even cows have a natural tendency to gather together in a group hug when one is feeling sick. Yes, they do, and that is why cow-hugging has become a new trend in therapy too. The same way dogs are used to help people in coping with traumas.

Back to humans, did you know that surrounding yourself with people that lift you makes you a better person? A better person that does not depend on vices to cope and feel better. A person who can handle life’s hardships and setbacks maturely is someone mature and wise. However, if you haven’t reached that point of life yet, you can depend on your loved ones instead of chugging alcohol at least every night. Talk to them and go out with them, you’ll be surprised how the breath of fresh air will help you.

Having vices and guilty pleasures is not usually a bad thing when done in moderation. However, at the end of the day, it is you and your health that matter. So, at least try to redirect all of these pent-up feelings of stress to something that will benefit your health in return.

Hemant Kumar
Hemant Kumar is a project manager at Tridindia with more than nine years of commendable experience in writing about LMS, translation, and IT. His unmatched talent and passion for digital marketing gave him the opportunity to work as a multi-tasking project manager at TridIndia’s sister company, Link Building Corp. Today, he contributes to the world by imparting knowledge on SEO, link building and internet marketing etc., that helps business owners grow their online business.