Coping With Stress

In today’s society with the shaky economy, the fast-paced lifestyle most people live, and the stress caused by having to move, a new baby, marriage, divorce, or the death of a loved one thing can really build up leaving us feeling fragile and irritable. While you can’t avoid all stressful situations (Dealing with anxiety) there are things you can do that will help you cope with the stress in your life.

Find time to relax. Even a few minutes of genuine relaxation will lower your stress levels.

Get plenty of sleep. Your body and your mind need time to rejuvenate. Exercise. Something as simple as a stroll around the block can clear your mind, lower your blood pressure, and relax your muscles.

Laugh. Laughter is one of the surest ways to beat stress, it is impossible to feel stress when you are having a good laugh. Think positive. The more positively we can look at any situation the less likely we are to feel stress. Whenever you feel the stress building inside you concentrate on taking 10 slow deep breaths. Taking care of yourself is the best way to cope with the stress in your life.

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