MANAGING STRESS

By November 28, 2016 General Studies

Although you may not be able to always control what stresses you out, you can find ways to manage your stress. The fallowing are immediate ways to keep your stress level under control.

*Watch for the next instance, which you find yourself becoming annoyed or angry at something trivial or unimportant, then practice letting go, and make the conscious choice not to become angry or upset, don’t allow yourself to waste thought and energy where it is not deserved.

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*Breathe slowly and deeply (take 3 deep breaths and then release them slowly), before dealing with your next stressful occurrence. If you have a few minutes then try meditation or guided imagery.

*If you fell overwhelmed by stress then practice speaking more slowly than usual. You will find that you think more clearly and react more reasonably to stressful situations.

*Get out doors for a brief break even five minutes in the backyard can be rejuvenating.

*Drink plenty of water and eat small, nutritious snacks. Hunger and dehydration can .

provoke aggressiveness, and exacerbate felling of anxiety and stress.

*Do a quick posture check. Hold your head and shoulders upright and avoid stooping or slumping. Bad posture can lead to muscle tension, pain and increased stress.

*Get enough sleep and rest; most people need at least seven to eight hours of sleep a day. Lack Sleep will lessen your ability to deal with stressful situations. .

*Train yourself to relax. Stretching or regular exercise and reduce tension, and ease everyday stress.

* Talking over problems with a friend, family member, teacher or a counselor, can sometimes help you see things in a new way.

*Try not to get upset about things that you cannot control, try your best to accept them until it can be changed.

*Avoid too many changes at once.

*Try to se reasonable goals for yourself.

*Try to avoid excess caffeine intake, which can increase feeling of anxiety and agitation.

*Decrease negative self-talk: change negative thoughts about yourself to neutral or positive thoughts.

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