How to Beat Stress

How to Beat Stress

Positive Strategies for Beating Stress

Positive Ways to Beat Stress

Let go of the stress.

Many people try to relax at the same breakneck speed as the rest of their lives and wonder why they can let go. Exercise will relieve that uptight feeling, relax you, and turn your frowns into smiles. Walking, jogging, involvement in your favorite sport, or working in your garden are just some of the activities you might try. Stretching, yawning, and deep breathing also help release tension. A good cry can b a healthy way of bringing relief to your anxiety – for men as well as for women.

Share your stress.

It often helps to talk to someone about your concerns and worries. A friend, family member, teacher, or counselor can help you see your problem from a different perspective.

Be a participant.

Loneliness can be just as frustrating as being in an overcrowded situation. One way to prevent boredom, sadness, or loneliness is to become involved in a positive way with other people and the world around you. Be a doer, not a sideliner.

Check off your tasks.

Trying to do everything at once can be overwhelming, and as a result you may not accomplish anything, So make a list of what tasks you have to do one at a time, checking them off as they are completed.

Be realistic – know your limits.

If a problem is beyond your control and cannot be changed at the moment, do not fight the situation. Everyone experiences disappointments. Learn to accept what is – or is not – until such time as you can change it. Weigh the situation and act where possible, but also realize and accept limitations when and where they exist.

Protect yourself.

Lack of sleep and proper nutrition cause irritability and diminish our endurance and ability to deal with stressful situations. This can make you more prone to accidents. One careless moment can ruin your health and physical well-being for a lifetime so develop the habit of thinking ahead.

Change your environment.

You can often change your environment by getting away, joining a different group of friends, treating yourself to a good book, or playing beautiful music to create a sense of peace and tranquility.

Avoid confrontations.

Do other people upset you – particularly when they don’t do things your way, try cooperation instead of confrontation, it’s better than fighting and always being right.

Avoid self-medication.

Too many people are seeking to dull the pain of lifes distress through alcohol or drugs. Such supposed cures have created more problems than they’ve solved although you can use prescription or over-the-counter medications to relieve stress temporarily, they do not remove the conditions that caused the stress in the first place. They can be habit forming and reduce efficiency creating more stress than they take away. They should only be taken on the advice of your doctor.

Maintain a positive mental attitude.

Just as negative emotions can wear the body down, positive feelings can build it up

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