eVitality Voices: The Blog
Completely changing the direction of your life, wiping the slate clean, and starting over can be an exhilarating yet terrifying experience. It means completely jumping out of your comfort zone and getting used to feeling entirely out of your depth in almost every new situation. What I didn’t realize when I first decided to embark on the journey of going to medical school, is that it would also mean that I would have to go back to high school in order to proceed with what I wanted to do. High school! At the time high school was over ten years ago for me, and I assumed that the day I graduated was the last day I would ever have to see the inside of that institution. The last thing I wanted to do to move forward was to have to take ten steps backward first.
Sleeping in itself can sometimes be challenging, especially when your mind is racing late at night. However, getting up in the morning with the right routine can position you to kick ass and take names for the rest of the day. As soon as you wake up, and begin thinking about all of your various responsibilities, your cortisol levels spike and leave you stressed immediately. It’s time for you to be adaptive, not reactive. Here are a couple tips:
Ugh, just saying the word makes me cringe. We all know stress, everybody experiences it on a day-to-day basis and studies have shown most people don’t do much about it. So it begs the question, can stress be completely eradicated from our lives? Well, the short answer is “no”, but then again stress can sometimes be a good thing (it motivates you, and helps increase productivity). However, the build-up of stress can be detrimental to your health physically, mentally, and emotionally, which is why we’d like to propose 3 viable strategies to help reduce it.