Did you know March 9th is National “Get Over It Day?” Sounds a little harsh… but sometimes we need that tough love, right? What’re you holding onto or what may be holding you back? In the words of Queen Elsa, “let it go!”. Seriously, let it go. (Sorry in advance for getting that song stuck in your head).
Get Over It Day
Holding onto past anger, stressors, and pain could potentially harm your ability to move forward with your life and could also impact your overall health.
I mean, for one, stress does terrible things to your body. But, that’s nothing new. It’s important to address what is causing the stress and then find ways (within your control) to let them go. Or, at least, manageable enough to not perpetuate long-term effects on your health.
There are many reasons you could be feeling stress, some of which include:
- Being under a lot of pressure
- Facing big changes
- Not having much or any control over the outcome of a situation
- Having overwhelming responsibilities
- Feeling like you’re not where you’re wanting to be in life
- Times of uncertainty
In this day and age, we have so many stressors that impact our lives. Some of which we can’t control, but we can control how we react to them. It’s easier said than done, but maybe today is your sign to let it go.
Even though managing stressors can be really tough, there are proven benefits to learning how to manage the ebbs and flows of stress in your life!
Here’s some, just to name a few:
- Healthier relationships
- Improved self-esteem
- Fewer symptoms of depression
- Improved mental health
- Lower blood pressure
- A stronger immune system
- Improved heart health
Can you get rid of all your stressors all at once? Probably not. (Even though it would be ideal if we could). Start with one small thing you can do today. May not seem like much, but one small movement towards less stress a day could make all the difference.
Here’s some small ways you can minimize stress in your daily life:
- Physical activity
- Fresh air
- Healthy diet
- Minimize screen time
- Practice self-care
- Spend time with friends and family
- Learn to say no
- Listen to your favorite song
Whatever it may be, start with one thing today. In all the 86400 seconds in a day, find at least 900 seconds (or 15 minutes) that you can take for yourself. Practice self care and get over the stressors that are holding you back.
Here’s to less stress in our daily lives…