Stress and Herpes
Ok, after talking about not being able to have intercourse, eat chocolate and drink your daily coffee or tea, you are probably going to be even more stressed than you were before. Don’t worry we’ve got some tips to help you through it.
Lower Your Stress Level
First of all, let me just point out that being moderately stressed out frequently or even higher levels less frequently can definitely cause outbreaks. Also, great sadness, like losing a loved one, can cause an outbreak. Anything that causes you strong negative emotions frequently or to great heights can cause an outbreak. So if you are a negative or stressed out person, even a moderate amount of the time, you need to try your best to release these emotions or you will have much bigger problems on your hand than herpes. Your other organs can be affected as well.
Here are some things to help keep you less stressed;
One simple thing you can ask yourself when you are stressed or begin to be stressed, is:
“Will this matter in a few days? a few weeks? Months? next year?” – Since it probably won’t, it’s not going to help you stressing about it. At least give it a try and sometimes it may help!
Another thing is to look at the other person’s side of it. How would you feel if you were on their side? You may be able to compromise more or apologize after doing this.
Speaking of apologies, this makes both people feel better. Even if you don’t think you are wrong, you can say something like, “I’m sorry I upset you”.
Wait before responding. You may have heard it before, to count to 10 before responding to someone if you are upset and didn’t like what they said. That can work wonders, but also breathing deeply while you are considering what to say can lighten your tone and response.
Treat Yourself Well
Watch a funny movie or a stand up comedian you enjoy, so you can laugh out loud! It’s good for your health.
If you have a problem that you are not sure what to do, talk to someone who listens well and has constructive advice. Not always easy, but someone a little older than yourself (if you are somewhat young) might have some words of wisdom.
Take breaks at work. If you are busy and can only spare 5 minutes, it’s better than not taking a break at all. If you can go outside easily, then do that. It will help more than staying inside the office. Fresh air makes you feel better for sure! Read my post here about enjoying nature to relieve stress.
Make a list of things you enjoy doing, both big and small. Try to do 1-2 things per week. Since most people are more stressed during their work week, try to do smalls things during the work week that make you happy. If you have certain types of hobbies, you may be able to work on them a little at a time during the week. This can take your mind off of your troubles.
Get organized. This may sound funny and how can it relate to stress, but consider this, if you misplace a bill or rebate form in the pile of stuff on your desk, you will be angry when you are charged a late fee or pass the rebate due date. Some people get stressed when they can’t find something. If this is you, try to have a place for your things, and if you live with others, calmly ask if they have seen your lost item before getting upset.
Read the page on EFT for more Herpes Relief and just replace the words with whatever suits you.
http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_signs.htm – Stress signs, symptoms, causes and effects
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