How to manage stress for better wellness for men
Getting stressed is part of life. Its causes may be because of work, kids, family, health, and lack of downtime – which are similar for both men and women. However, men are more likely to develop chronic illnesses linked to high levels of stress. This is due to men having higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of oxytocin or also known as the “happy hormone”.
While women are more likely to reach out to their friends to open up when stressed — Men, on the other hand, are more pressured to bottle up what they’re feeling and are more likely to have a “fight or flight” response. By not openly discussing their feelings, men tend to internalize stress or blow up and take it on the people around them. Although, it’s usual for men to distract and distance themselves from their stress by having hobbies as an escape.
Mate, keep in mind that stress isn’t unavoidable, but it’s manageable. Simple lifestyle changes can have a significant effect on your ability to feel in control and ability to cope with events that you have to face. We at Get Groomed rounded a few tips of helping you manage your stress better:
Keep it moving and invite your friends to exercise with you. Exercising can be a great outlet for stress as it releases endorphins into your body and gives you a sense of ease and contentment. Studies have also shown that people who exercise regularly are less likely to experience an anxiety disorder and improve their ability to do everyday activities.
Spend time with your family and friends to talk about your problems and concerns — as it’s a natural way to calm you and lower your stress. There’s nothing more calming than bonding with people who make you feel safe and secure. Face-to-face interaction triggers your hormones that counteract the body’s defensive “flight-or-fight response”.
If stress has you anxious, tense, and worried, consider trying meditation. Meditating can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance that can benefit your emotional well-being and overall health. Spending a few minutes in meditation can help you restore your calm and inner peace.
Mate, make sure to make time for yourself and take a break when you feel stressed. You may read a book, listen to music, play basketball, or engage in any activity you’ll find exciting. By giving time for yourself, you allow yourself to relax and focus on things that make you happy.
Your hair can have an intense connection to your emotional well-being. Studies have shown that cutting one’s hair, especially when going through a stressful event, can provide a sense of control and emotional release. Changing one’s hairstyle can also be a powerful way to redefine one’s identity. As a result, not only does it improve your whole look, but it can also have a positive impact on your mental well-being by serving as a form of self-care leading to a mood boost and increased confidence.
Do you want to unwind and treat yourself to a new hairstyle? Visit us at Get Groomed and our expert mobile barbers will give you a mood-boosting grooming experience you’ll enjoy. Get in touch with us or book an appointment for your next trim.