Stress is all around us. You have loads of work piled up, the kids are not listening to you, you need to spruce up the house before your spouse gets home from work, the house- help did not turn up and on and on and on- stress lurks there as an omnipotent presence all around your head. The result is that you end up having headaches that simply do not wish to leave you until again you drop down in the bed for the night. The tension headache in turn adds on to your physical stress and the cycle goes on. So how do to cater to both these issues?
You do not have control over most of the things in life- whether it is the behaviour of others in the family or a sudden unexpected situation. But you definitely have control over your own self which can help in alleviating your stress and thereby your headache. Here are some top ways to control headache and reduce stress.
Try Botox– Botox for migraines one of the most effective ways of alleviating migraine headache caused due to stress. It acts as a roadblock that moves into the way of neurotransmitters which are chemicals in the body that cause pain, thus preventing them from reaching the nerve endings that run around the neck and head. It involves a number of sessions wherein Botox injections are infused around the head and the neck and you will witness the change in a matter of 2 to 3 weeks.
Try Relaxing your Mind– There is no dearth of relaxation techniques that can help soothe your mind and bring solace to your soul. It is natural to be disturbed. But by practising these techniques regularly, you are bound to witness a difference in your own self. Indulge in yoga, meditation, deep breathing and even working out or doing anything that gives you pleasure. Nurture your hobbies- read books, engage in gardening, listen to music, take care of your pets. When you feel down, just divert your mind to indulge in any of these and you can keep your stress at bay.
Eat Well, exercise well– The things you eat directly affects your brain through the stomach. Take control of your food habits by incorporating a balanced meal embracing veggies, proteins, carbohydrates and lots of liquids to keep your stress levels low. When your stomach gets the right kind of food, you are a happy soul and that ameliorates the levels of stress.
Along with food, it is equally important to keep at least one hour aside to work out in the right way. Engage in walking, jogging and skipping and ensure warming up your body enough before beginning with intense exercise. Exercise triggers endorphins to be released into your body which instantly boosts your mood and your mind as well.
Sleep Well- Poor sleep is one of the major causes behind pounding headaches and stress. Try to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night and ensure your bedtime and waking time are maintained on a regular basis. Although weekends tend to be sinful, try not to get overboard with your sleeping pattern. Avoid having too much liquids after dinner as it pushes you to frequent the washroom too often and disturbs your sleep. Remember, a brain that has received enough rest is capable of managing things much better.
Break away from the mundane life, let go of the bad habits that is causing you stress indirectly or directly and laugh your hearts out and take conscious effort to keep your stress at bay.