The world feels like coming to a standstill these days. We are in quarantine and following every safety measure possible to keep us and others safe and healthy. During this self-isolation phase due to coronavirus, the one thing that is nagging me every day is the stress. I know a lot of you are feeling the same. This is why today I am going to share expert advice from Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough about how to remain calm when you are stressed. Keep on reading.
With all the recent fear of the coronavirus, it is more vital than ever to work at reducing stress to help maintain health. Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough, a facial and nasal plastic surgeon, and founder of McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic & Skin Center and Total Health Spa, is a firm believer in total body wellness. In his forthcoming book, The Gift You Give Yourself: Surgical and Other Choices That Enhance Your Appearance, Confidence, and Health, he discusses some of the holistic approaches one can take to reduce stress.
“While human beings cannot change their genetics, they can adopt lifestyles that delay the onset of unhealthy conditions,” says Dr. McCollough. “They can choose to adopt healthier attitudes toward the daily challenges they face and elect to embrace diets, exercise programs, and stress-relief programs that give them the best chance to defy the odds of whatever genetic code they inherited.”
Here are a few ways Dr. McCollough suggests in his book to reduce stress and remain calm:
How to Reduce Stress & Remain Calm:
Yoga – “Yoga gets a body owner in touch with the body’s physical, mental, and spiritual components. This gives yoga high marks as a way for you to relax, manage your stress and anxiety, and achieve peacefulness in your body and mind at the times you most need it.”
Here are some basic equipment you can use to start yoga at home:
Massage Therapy (You might want to wait for this a bit, but it’s something to look forward to) – “A professionally administered therapeutic facial or body massage relaxes the muscles and mind…This—coupled with reflexology therapy and the peaceful, professional environment that exists in most spas—allow our minds to let go of the kinds of pent‐up tension that promote premature aging.”
As you cannot go for a massage session right now, you can check out these facial massager devices which you can use at home:
Relaxation and Meditation – “Professionally overseen stress relief might be one of the most effective ways to arrest the unwanted signs and symptoms of aging and ensure prolonged mental health. A period of aerobic exercise, relaxation, or meditation is also effective in releasing pent‐up stress.”
Talking to a Licensed Counselor or Therapist – “I recommend that you seek the services of a licensed counselor or therapist who possesses the training and experience to assist you through such times. You must not view asking for help under these circumstances as a sign of weakness. Seeking the assistance of a trained professional is a demonstration of wisdom—one of the gifts you give yourself on the way to becoming the person of your dreams.”
You can also read the previous article on: Overcome Negative Emotional Energy and Reduce Stress- 10 Tips to Beat Stress.
About Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough:
E. Gaylon McCollough MD FACS founded the McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic in 1975. Since entering practice, he has obtained international recognition as a surgeon and teacher through his affiliation with the largest association of specialty plastic surgeons in the world. Dr. McCollough was recently included in the National Registry of Who’s Who. He is included in Woodward and White’s “Best Doctors in America”, “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”. Dr. McCollough’s book will be released on May 26, 2020. For more information about the author, please visit the website.
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