As a master of disguises one minute it is a traffic jam and the next it is in your doctor’s office with him putting on the latex glove “snap” and “bend over”. There are a few tricks to make stress disappear.
The best tool to turn down stress is most likely right in your gym bag. It is the heart rate monitor. The Easy Trainer heart rate monitor is about $50.00. Anxiety and stress are two of the main contributors to heart attacks and strokes. https://www.menshealth.com
The commute to work
It might make you feel better to blow your horn and flip the driver in front of you the bird; do not. The faster you let the object of your stress get to you, the greater the risk of heart disease. The lower your anger level is the higher your stress level gets. Find a safe place to pull over and turn off the car. Take a minute or two to take a couple of deep breaths. Another stress tool is a “stress ball.”
Stress at the office is not a bad thing, because if you did not have some stress you might not have a job. Learn to harness this form of energy to make it work for you instead against you.
No one likes to go to the doctors (well almost no one). Think of going to see the doctor as a tune-up. You take your car/truck in to be tuned up every few months, so that is what you should be doing for your body. If you heard a funny noise under the hood or the “check engine” light came on you would not drive your car/truck; another thousand miles if you were afraid there might be something wrong.
Home is where the headaches are
The home should be your castle, a place of refuge. Before going home try to work out any stress you have had throughout the day at the gym. Stress is like building blocks if not kept under control it keeps stacking up one on top of the other; therefore you have to find a way that works for you to down shift the stress of the day. Learn to down shift, stop the clock, and de-hassle your day before going home to your castle and family. I am sure they will appreciate it too.