Stress can occur suddenly, or build up overtime. Therefore it’s important to try to minimize unnecessary stressful situations by being prepared, managing your time and solving problems quickly. This means being realistic and resolving problems before they blow up. There is only so much time in the day, therefore don’t take on extra projects or activities that are going to stretch you thin. This includes financial obligations as well. Saying no or turning down requests doesn’t make you a bad person, parent or spouse. It’s being realistic about your time, your needs, and your ability to handle everything that’s on your plate. Talk about concerns that could turn into problems later on. It may be difficult but by addressing issues upfront you can avoid problems in the future.
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Take a Break
Everyone needs sometime during the day to themselves to take a break. This time can be used to do whatever is most pleasing to each individual person but it is specifically to relax and relieve stress. By doing one relaxing activity each day, whether it be listening to music, meditating, writing in a journal, getting a massage or painting you are implementing
Humans are social creatures; therefore it’s important to express how you feel. Talk to a friend, family, and coworker about how you feel, even if it’s just to tell someone and not to get advice. It will make you feel better to get your feelings heard, and not bottle them up inside you.
Having perspective on every circumstance maybe difficult especially during stressful times. However it’s important to take a step back and put yourself in the other person’s shoes, or ask yourself if it really matters in the grand scheme of things. Then take a deep breath. This will allow you to move forward with a clear and focused head.
Beyond Your Control
When circumstances are out of control, it’s easy to be stressed or get mad but there is no point to it. We cannot control everything. Manage your stress by learning to cope and accept that you cannot control everything. This will help you to stay calm when something happens that is beyond your control.
Come Up With a Plan
When there is a problem, the best way to manage your stress is to make a list of all possible solutions. Determine which works best for your problem and put it into action. This allows you to see that you have options in the time of crisis, and by creating a plan to solve your problem you are effectively reducing your stress.