8 of the Best Ways to Deal with Stress

The Best Ways to Deal with Stress

Stress has become a physical and mental problem as we try to manage our lives everyday.  If you don’t deal with it in a healthy way than only bad things tend to happen. Diet and exercise will make us physically healthier, but our minds need help too. Here are 8 ways to help you deal with everyday stress.

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Try to accept what you can’t control.  It can be difficult to let go of uncontrollable circumstances, but do your best to accept things as they are and focus on only dealing with what YOU have to everyday.

Exercise daily.  It’s important to not only be healthier by doing some sort of exercise each day that you can.  It’s not only good for your physical self, but for your mental health too.

Relax and refuel.  This may be a hard one if you are super busy all day, but to keep stress levels low, take time for yourself and relax and sit and have a healthy snack.  This allows you to recharge for the rest of the day.

Figure out the reason for the stress.  You have to find out what is causing the stress in your life so that you can figure out a solution too.  It can be anything from relationship, money, and work. Once you know what it is try to do something about it to rid yourself of that stressor.

Do something you love to do.  Take some time and sit down and think or write out all the things that you love to do and that bring you joy.  Start with one and each day pick something to do to make you happier. It could be taking a cooking class, finding a good book to read, or simply a restful nap.

Talk it out.  Most times just a good, long chat with a friend can make a world of difference on a stressful day.  Pick up the phone or meet up with someone you can talk to and get some things off your chest and out of your mind.

Set some goals.  It is easy to set some goals for your life, but following through with them can be hard.  Try making some small goals and be realistic about them. It could be something as simple as organizing your closet or something like going back to school for your degree.  Always start small and don’t forget to reward yourself!

Breathe.  You will amazed at how some easy breathing exercises can help you relax and refocus on your day.  Sure, you can breathe in and out deeply or you can try my favorite with is the 4-5-7 technique. Breathe in for 4 seconds, breathe out for 5 seconds, and then back in for 7 seconds. Ahhhhh.

 

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