Stress has a way of creeping up on you and affecting your entire day. You could be stressed about one thing, and it somehow creates trouble in other areas of your life. Ever have an argument with your boss that causes you to come home cranky and snap at your partner? Consequently, the anxiety of your workday brings you stress in your personal relationships, too.
One thing you may not be aware of is there are some things you may be doing to contribute to your stress. Here are five seemingly harmless habits that make your day way more stressful.
1. Eating an unbalanced diet
When you have the option of choosing a bowl of salad or a tasty cheeseburger with a side of crispy French fries, it can be hard to resist the tastier option. We all eat a less-than-ideal diet from time to time. Sometimes, the day can get so busy that all you have time for is a bag of potato chips and a soda. It’s not the best option, but it tides you over until you can get home and eat a real meal. However, eating a poor diet will eventually catch up to you and add unneeded stress to your life.