Tuesday, January 12, 2016

5 Ways to Deal with Stress


Candles have been shown to make us feel more relaxed.  The calming effects of a candle helps us
relax both our mind and our body, which allows for deeper concentration.
 
Everyone experiences stress in their everyday lives. How each individual manages that stress determines how the stress affects him or her. There are several ways to manage stress; the following are 5 ways to deal with stress that you can incorporate in your life today:

1.     Be realistic with your daily to-do list. If you’re not confident that you can accomplish every item on your to-do list, you will start your day off stressing about how you can find time to achieve your goals. With a prioritized to-do list, you can focus on the “big” tasks first, and will feel extra relieved when you are able to achieve the “little” things, too.

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Know your limits. By trying to satisfy everyone else’s needs, you may put your personal needs to the wayside, which leads to added stress. Know your limits, and say, “No.” If helping out a friend adds stress to your day, then maybe it’s the best option to suggest the friend to someone else who can help them.

3.     Disconnect when you’re off. On your days off from work, disconnect from the “working world.” Don’t check the e-mail notifications on your phone, and spend quality time with family, friends, or take a day to yourself to destress.

4.    Confront the situation. Many times we stress about the “what ifs.” Instead of spending time thinking about the negatives of what could happen, ask. Asking for clarification will remove the stress of “what ifs” from your day.

5.    Talk with someone. Sometimes, the best therapy is talking with friends and family. If there is something that’s causing stress in your life, talk to someone about the situation.

The best way to handle stress is to be realistic with yourself and your limits. Stress often comes in a time when we think we can handle more than we truthfully can. 
 

1 comment:

  1. Due to heavy workload and lack of rest, we are suffering from stress and depression. It brings several kinds of negative impacts on our life and success strategy. So it is quite better to deal with stress before we are facing huge problems. This article is also beneficial for us on how to deal with stress. Thanks for such a wonderful article.
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