As we get older, it seems like things can get more and more stressful throughout our daily routines. Jobs become more demanding, children get older and require more attention, and other family members may require our attention. There are so many variables that can add to our levels of stress- some of which are beyond our control.
Participating in regular physical activity and attending social events can help to balance out our lifestyle and help us to live healthier lives. They can also help reduce our stress-levels and allow our bodies to relax when we need rest.
Have you ever stopped to think about some of the un-common areas that arise that can cause stress? Simple things in our lives can almost instantly change, and many do not have any preparation for them.
Are there things that you could be doing to reduce stressful occurrences? Its an uncommon topic, however there are a few ways you can protect yourself against stresses that could arise.
Just think, if there were some type of medical, family, or personal emergency- who would you contact? A lot of times when an accident happens, individuals tense up and do not react as quickly as they would like to. In this situation, it’s important to have an emergency family member or friend programmed into your phone. Place their contact information as your first speed dial contact so that you can easily access them without scrolling through your contact list.
In the event a stranger has your phone, you should allow them the ability to know who they should contact. With this being said, program your emergency contact with some type of bolding that reads “Emergency Contact” within your phone. This helps strangers easily call whomever is your designated contact and let them know about what has happened. A lot of individuals overlook this and might not think about it often, but if you think about it- it can save you a lot of headache and stress during an emergency situation.
When we think of our health, we don’t consider physical possessions as a factor. However, it’s a good idea to do so because many things that we own or operate each day can add a stress-factor that we often overlook. When it comes to your vehicle, stay on top of regular maintenance and check-ups to avoid damaging your vehicle down the road. Be sure to subscribe to manufacturer recalls and updates in the event your vehicle breaks down or requires excessive repairs.
Become knowledgeable of your vehicle and know when excessive repairs might be out of the ordinary. For most, taking a vehicle to an automotive repair shop is something we do blindly. Without any knowledge of vehicle repair, it’s hard to tell exactly what needs to be done and if repairs are carried out properly.
Another area that can cause a major headache in one’s life is an unexpected home repair. If you aren’t handy, a home repair can very quickly become stressful and overwhelming. If a pipe is leaking in your home, you may begin to experience damage due to floods to your floors and walls. It can become a costly accident very quickly, and can start to consume a large amount of your time and energy.
For some, a home repair can be of low concern because they are equipped with the knowledge and/or network of individuals that can help them quickly. For novice homeowners, it requires research to determine where the issue is coming from, how to fix it, and who to hire. Additionally, large amounts of damage might need to be filed with an insurance company to see if refunds can be provided for work that was completed.
As a backup, it might be best to avoid this stress in your life by purchasing a home warranty in the event of a major issue. It might cost a chunk of change, but the piece of mind and avoidance of stressful situations will make it worthwhile.
As expected, there is always the risk that we could experience traumatic health situations that come about when we least expect them. If you are without health insurance, this could be a very costly time of your life. Consider protecting yourself against unforeseen circumstances by purchasing or enrolling in health insurance. It doesn’t matter your age or health- a visit to the doctors can come about unexpectedly among anyone.
Reduce a possibly very stressful situation and get yourself covered in the event of an emergency situation. Dealing with pricey hospital bills and medications without insurance may add more stress to your life. It’s something that can be avoided by taking the necessary steps to protect yourself.
Consider a few areas of your life where your stress levels could easily be influenced. Stressful situations take a toll on almost anyone- so doing your body a part by avoiding them at all costs will improve your overall level of health.
Sit down and brainstorm a few areas where you might be able to improve your well-being by preparing for emergency or unexpected situations.