Handling Stress 101

Friday, July 15, 2011

Following this six simple steps can help you manage the stress in your life a little better.

1. Try to change how you perceive specific stress-inducing events

For example, the next time a person in another car does something foolish, try not to percieve him or her as the enemy who is out to run you off the road, but as a friend who has simply made driving a mistake.

2. Try to understand and deal with your anger

Acknowledge your anger to yourself. Learn to differentiate between levels of anger. Try to diagnose the threat that is causing you to be angry, it may result of a difference in values or in style and be no real threat to you at all. Finally, try letting go of anger through forgiveness and by try letting go of anger through forgiveness and by try letting go of anger through forgiveness and by canceling the charges against the other person.

3. Take time to relax or meditate

Try to manage your time more effectively so that you don't court stress through disorganized scheduling.

4. Expand your social support system

Contact and try to establish relationships with new individuals or groups who may be able to give you emotional support.

5. Regular exercise is an ingredient in reducing stress

Considerable evidence indicates that individuals who regularly exercise have lower arousal to stress than individuals who are less fit. Exercise aids in balancing and stabilizing the consequences of emotional stress. Allows you to handle stress effectively.

6. Good nutrition is vital

Eat regular, well balanced meal. Try to eat a small amount every two hours. 3 meals and 2 snacks. Breakfast is essential.

When stress is handled properly you will be able to live a healthier and more positive life!

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Are you married to a big stressball, or what? How do you know all these good tips?


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