Where are my worry warts at? Yes, I know you’re there because I’m one myself. Worrying all the time is bad for your health, and serves no purpose! However, sometimes it can be difficult to stop worrying, but there is actually a trick to retrain your brain to stop worrying!
Worrying is terrible for your health. It can cause many different real health conditions but don’t worry, I’m going to tell you how to retrain your brain to stop that nonsense. Worrying serves no good, and it fixes nothing. Stress makes you feel exhausted too. Your brain releases the stress hormone, Cortisol, and this causes your heart rate to increase which makes you exhausted after too long. Stress and worry also make you break out in acne! , the level of sex hormones called androgens in your body spike, causing acne to flare up. You can try using birth control to keep breakouts in check or using topical treatments when they occur. In addition to zits on your face, stress can also show up on other parts of your skin in the form of rashes. That’s because anxiety wreaks havoc on your immune system, which can make eczema act up or cause skin infections like staph.
A great way to get your mind off of the stress is to meditate. Meditation has been used in many different cultures and is even used medicinally too. Researchers in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine studied the effects of meditation and found that meditation is particularly good for reducing cognitive anxiety, or worrying. Meditation isn’t hard either, just close your eyes for more than 30 seconds! Go to your happy place, but come back soon!
Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.
The emotional benefits of meditation can include:
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
Also, many other researchers say that meditation can be really useful for mental illness too. You can use it to manage symptoms of anxiety disorders, asthma, cancer, depression, and even heart disease! Stress can really have a toll on your body, and that’s why you don’t need to worry. Just relax and go with the flow of life!