You can reduce unwanted stress or manage it productively by employing these 8 stress management strategies.
1. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is very important to the development of your emotional and physical well being. Lack of it can negatively impact your ability to manage stress, be productive, and complete daily-assigned tasks. Unfortunately, our busy schedules can make sleeping longer harder to do. If you’re finding that you are not able to get enough sleep during the night, do not underestimate the value of a power nap! That always helps!
2. Maintain Proper Nutrition
It is the most obvious tip on this list, but very few people follow through with it on a daily basis. A poor diet can actually make you more vulnerable to stress! While hectic schedules can make it harder to get proper nutrition, a poor diet is not unavoidable! Four most important things to remember when trying to maintain proper nutrition: 1) Don’t skip meals; 2) Drink plenty of water; 3) Exercise daily; 4) Eat more whole grains and fruits and vegetables.
3. Exercise Regularly
Exercise can vastly improve your physically and mentally well being and your ability to manage stress. It provides a stress release and keeps your body healthy. It also helps your body release endorphins, which boost your feelings of overall well being.
4. Maintain Social Support
Social support networks can help keep you healthier and happier, creating a buffer against stress. Friends and colleagues can pick you up when youre under the weather, provide insights when you are befuddled, and help you have fun when you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Learn how to cultivate supportive friendships and expand your social circle so you will have someone to lean on when the time comes for it.
Being connected 24/7 is not the answer to everything. One of the simplest ways to restore a little serenity in the midst of a hectic week is to turn off the phone and shut the lid to your laptop. Unplug your land line during and after dinner, too.
6. Help Others
If you notice a waiter seems dispirited, leave them a good tip. Bag your own groceries for a tired clerk. Make eye contact with everyone you meet as you go about your day. Alleviating the stress of others is the best way to alleviate your own.
7. Write it Down
Writing provides perspective for individuals with poor stress management skills. Fold a piece of paper in half. On the left side, list the stressors you may be able to change. On the right, list the ones you can’t. “Change what you can!” For what you cannot change, create a list of goals and people that will help you make the changes possible.
8. Watch Your Breathing
Most of us don’t breathe enough normally; we take shallow breaths and deprive ourselves of oxygen. Add stress to that and we can even become light-headed. Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths. Inhale slowly and exhale more slowly. You’ll be amazed at how relaxed you will feel!
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