If you find yourself in a constant state of mental disarray, your hair, skin, and nails will reflect that as well. Specifically speaking on hair, the more stressed out you are, the more likely you are to lose hair. The brain is a POWERFUL tool and if we are not taking care of the thoughts we think, the body reflects that.
When you have high levels of stress, the body focuses on the priorities and protects only what it has to in order to survive. Sadly, hair is probably the least useful of organs according to our bodies; so, while personally we highly value it, our bodies are more concerned with using any remaining energy on protecting the vital internal organs. If you have a poor diet on top of being stressed, you can just say goodbye to having any hope for bountiful tresses.
There are many helpful tools for managing stress. Just remember, that you are not alone. Sometimes we get caught up in our own situations and feel as if no one would understand. That can be very isolating. Talking to a trusted friend or therapist is a good place to start. Journaling is also a wonderful tool. Taking five minutes either before bed or after you get up each day to write a quick thought down can be therapeutic. Sometimes, we need to physically look at our issues on paper in order to see that they are a lot bigger and worse in our heads than in reality. It's also a small way to vent privately, if you feel like you’re burdening others when talking it out.
Meditation is another wonderful way to love yourself. This also does not take more than a few minutes a day to take a break from anything you’re facing. It forces you to be alone with your thoughts and gives you a chance to escape, even if it's only for a short period.
Lastly, exercise is one of the most efficient ways to de-stress. It releases endorphins which make the mind feel happy. Aside from it obviously being good for your bod, it's another chance to temporarily escape whatever it is you’re currently going through. I personally use it as a time to think about solutions to current problems. Engaging in any hobby is what everyone needs to find a little bit of joy in our crazy lives.
So, to sum up in a few words: if you want luscious locks, eat right, stress less, and DRINK YOUR WATER.
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