Ways to Manage Stress

Unfortunately, there is not a true way to avoid stress or stressful situations. However, if one can learn how to manage stress, certain situations may move more smoothly.  

Here are some ways to help manage stress: 

  1. Get proper sleep. Having a regular sleep routine regulates mood, aids in concentration and calms the body. When you have an adequate amount of sleep, your brain functions better. Hence leading to sharpened problem-solvingskills.  
  2. Exercise daily. These workouts do not have to be hardcore. For example, taking a walk or jogging for 20-30 minutes can reduce stress levels. It helps ease the mind and in return your body feels better. 
  3. Eat healthy. Have you ever heard of the saying, "You are what you eat?" This saying has been proven true on several occasions. When you eat junk food, you tend to feel sluggish after the fact. However, if you eat a well-balanced diet, your body tends to give sustained energy. This is the energy that helps keep you afloat and you are less likely to crash or feel cranky. 
  4. Balance and Manage Responsibilities. Sometimes we can make our lives a bit easier when we see and write things down. Using a calendar/planner can help keep track of appointments, assignments and other obligations. When you are organized you typically feel in control and less stressed. In addition to tackling your responsibilities, make sure you are spending time with loved ones or engaging in self-care days. Both methods can help boost your mental and emotional health. 

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