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How to manage stress

Published: August 19, 2016

Everyone can experience stress; it may come from your relationship, job, home life, school/college or most commonly money worries.

The following tips can help manage stress:

Focus on Your Health

If you want to manage stress, you will need to focus on your health. For instance, give up nicotine, junk food and/or alcohol and start exercising and eating healthier. In other words, supply your body with nutritious foods that will reduce your stress and revitalize you.

Moreover, exercising will ease your tension, give you an energy boost and help you shed those extra pounds.

Learn How to Say “No”

One of the most difficult parts of managing stress is learning how to say “no.” It is important to understand that is alright to say “no” sometimes. In fact, it is impossible to always say “yes” and if you try to you will be overworked, overwhelmed and constantly in a stressful state.

Many times stress arises when you try to do too much in a short amount of time. You may not realize it, but even doing favors for your family and friends can cause stress.

The best thing you can do for yourself and others is to just say “no” if you just don’t have the time to fulfill the request.

Do Something That You Enjoy

One of the most effective ways to manage stress is to do something you enjoy. In other words, go have a little fun.

Start a new hobby, go to a party or social event, join a club or organization, shop, read a book and/or spend time with friends and family.

Having some fun will relax you and reduce your stress.

Pace Yourself and Concentrate on What You Can Do

If you find yourself feeling stressed, it is time to pace yourself and concentrate on what you can do.

If you want to learn how to manage stress, you will need to first take a look at what is causing the stress.

Do you have too many “irons in the fire?” If so then you may need to reduce your workload and only focus on the tasks that have to be completed. Pacing yourself will prevent you from “spreading yourself too thin” and not accomplishing anything.

Accept only the assignments that you know you can comfortably complete by the deadline and watch your stress melt away.

If you none of these suggestions help your stress and possible anxiety then ACT ON IT and talk to someone, finding help and support may be the only way to reduce your stress.