Reducing Stress Helpful in Digestive Conditions

Stress can be a huge factor in ones health, especially with a digestive condition. Research shows stress negatively impacts our microbiota and harms our ability to digest food and regulate the immune system.

I just saw the following list of 10 commandments for reducing stress in our lives and found it to be a great reminder. I try to follow all of these but it can be difficult at times. I’m glad there’s a list such as this to remind me how to treat myself right.

10 Commandments for Reducing Stress in Your Life

  1. Thou Shalt Not Be Perfect, Or Even Try To Be
  2. Thou Shalt Not Try To Be All Things To All People.
  3. Thou Shalt Sometimes Leave Things Undone That Ought To Be Done.
  4. Thou Shalt Not Spread Thyself Too Thinly.
  5. Thou Shalt Learn To Say No.
  6. Thou Shalt Schedule Time For Thyself And Thy Supportive Network.
  7. Thou Shalt Switch Off And Do Nothing Regularly.
  8. Thou Shalt Be Boring, Untidy, Inelegant, and Unattractive At Times.
  9. Thou Shalt Not Even Feel Guilty.
  10. Especially, Thou Shalt Not Be Thine Own Worst Enemy But Be Thine Own Best Friend.