Stress is a normal part of daily life. Often, we think of stress as being something to avoid like the plague. Stress is usually seen as something that should be limited if not completely eliminated from life. 

However, to be honest, stress isn’t always a bad thing. For example, having a bit of stress when heading into a major competition, or before giving a speech, can be a good thing. This type of stress is known as “eustress” and it can help to direct blood flow to needed areas of the body. 

With the upcoming months signaling a return to school and the start of the frigid winter, your stress may be at an all-time high. Therefore, we’d like to outline how chiropractic care and reframing your thoughts on stress can help you get through the tough months ahead.


How to Reframe Your Thinking Surrounding Stress

If you do everything you can to avoid stress, you’re not alone. Many people will deliberately remove themselves from situations that present even the possibility of stress. For instance, family members may avoid crucial conversations because they anticipate that these conversations will cause stress for everyone involved.

Furthermore, this negative view of stress can logically lead to people avoiding exercise or really anything that they don’t see as fun or pleasant.

In this way, stress is seen as an evil force that should not be a part of a fulfilling life. 

However, there is a different way to view stress. If, instead of viewing stress as always being a negative thing, you can try to see it as neutral: neither good nor bad.

By seeing stress as neutral, you label stress as a normal part of daily life; not something that can necessarily be avoided. Things that are a normal part of life must be taken in stride, and addressed as they come along. 

This is generally seen as a much healthier way of dealing with stress.


School and Winter Stress

School is often a stressful experience for students, parents, and teachers. Between the stress caused by the content of the courses themselves, peer dynamics, and many other issues, school is not an easy experience for most people.

However, this can be overcome by practicing the mental exercise described in the previous section. 

The same goes for the stress caused by winter weather. Cold temperatures make everything more difficult. Even leaving the house in the winter is a monumental task that involves layering up and bracing for the cold.

Furthermore, the cost of heating a home can be quite high in some areas. This may make you worry about your finances even more than you already do.

If you’re feeling nervous about any of these issues, or anything in general, you should consider adding chiropractic care for stress management. 


Chiropractic Care for Stress Relief

Chiropractic care is often only seen as a solution for orthopedic issues. However, chiropractic treatments often have a significant positive effect on one’s mood and mental state. 

Why is this the case?

The effect of chiropractic manipulations on one’s mental state is likely due to the spine’s role in general, total body health. By realigning the spine through chiropractic adjustments, everything in the body is able to function better, including the brain.

Are you feeling stressed about school, impending winter weather, or something else entirely? While exercise, meditation, and many other techniques can be very effective for stress management, chiropractic care can also play a pivotal role in relieving stress and improving your overall health and wellness. Your Parker chiropractors at Awaken Chiropractic are ready to help you overcome whatever stressors stand in your way. Book your appointment today!

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