Stress is one of the biggest problems that Americans deal with on a daily basis. Our lives are filled with so many burdens and worries. We have to navigate through intense traffic and drive perfectly to avoid speeding tickets and accidents. When we get to work, we are forced to churn out a competitive work-product that ensures our job security and future income. We are forced to sign contracts that keep us up to our eyeballs in debt obligations that seem like they can never be paid off in full. Let’s consider what factors in our environment we can control to maintain optimal health.
#1: Driving a Safe Automobile
Because so much of the stress that we encounter in our lives is based on gridlock traffic and the overall pressure to drive perfectly, it helps to have some backup systems. The newest vehicles on the roads have plenty of safety checks. Everything from automated braking to prevent collisions to adaptive cruise control that turns your vehicle into a semi-automated machine are now standard in many models.
A new automobile also helps you handle the vehicle without wrestling. It can seem like the car is driving itself and that you don’t have to put a lot of stressful thought into maneuvering it. Brakes that are slow to stop, accelerators that don’t have power, and steering that feels sloppy make you worry too much on the roads.
#2: Home Security Systems
If you want to feel safe at home, you need a security system. There are lots of opportunistic people out there who would love to break into a home and see what they can find. And people from big cities are moving into small-town areas where they can run their hustles without competition. The fear that you experience after your home was broken into or after being assaulted and robbed outside your home is overbearing. When you have home security cameras and signs posted to warn people, you feel a lot safer. Even thieves know to avoid houses with security when there are many others with open doors or windows that are easier to enter.
#3: Moving to Rural Areas
You will immediately feel a greater sense of tranquility when you step into a remote country setting. All the noise and traffic pollution in the big cities can become overbearing. Every time that you read anything, your brain starts to increase the chemical signals to process and make sense of it. When you are in the city, you naturally start to become edgy as every little thing starts to overload and irritate your circuits. If you move your family out to a nice scenic area, you will enjoy the long joy rides home and the remote tranquility of being home in a different world.
#4: Choosing the Right Career
In order to feel comfortable with your life, a flexible career helps. You need to have work that you enjoy doing and that pays very well. The more flexible that your work is, the easier it is for you to maintain a higher quality of living. People get stuck in the same boring routines and do not explore the world. They are missing out on so much because they don’t know what they are missing. They buy into different delusions and start to live in that dream, oblivious to what else is out there.
In the United States, people get stuck in modes of existence because they become deluded by the seriousness of the information that they receive. They take things that they see and read too seriously. And they will commit themselves into serious debts by taking on the burden of excessive college loans that cement them into careers that they may ultimately hate. Being an individual and taking some risks to carve out your own path in life pays off in the long run if you stick with it.
Although many things are beyond your control in life, investing in technology to feel safer at home and on the road can pay off grandly. When you keep your career path options open, you can fall into careers that you feel comfortable in to eliminate a lot of stress from your daily grind. Eliminating stress is the key to obtaining optimal health, and only comes about when you control your environment.