Sunday, September 30, 2012

How to cope up with STRESS

         Life as we all know is stressful. Almost all aspect of our life there is stress that will come with it. Your bills, your relationship, your work and even on school, name it there is stress. All we have to do is to for us to really know how to handle it or to cope with it. In order for us to deal with it here are some steps that you can try it cope or at least minimize it.

  Here some tips that you can try to avoid stress.  

"Identify the sources of stress in your life"
First is we need to identify what are the source of our stress.  Your true sources of stress aren't always obvious, and it’s all too easy to overlook your own stress-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  After identifying the the source of your stress you can start managing them by doing this.

Stress management strategy #1: Avoid unnecessary stress.
Not all stress can be avoided, and it’s not healthy to avoid a situation that needs to be addressed. You may be surprised, however, by the number of stressors in your life that you can eliminate.

~Learn how to say “no”
~Avoid people who stress you out
~Take control of your environment
~Avoid hot-button topics
~Pare down your to-do list

Stress management strategy #2: Alter the situation

If you can’t avoid a stressful situation, try to alter it. Figure out what you can do to change things so the problem doesn’t present itself in the future. Often, this involves changing the way you communicate and operate in your daily life.

~Express your feelings instead of bottling them up.
~Be willing to compromise.
~Be more assertive.
~Manage your time better.

Stress management strategy #3: Adapt to the stressor
If you can’t change the stressor, change yourself. You can adapt to stressful situations and regain your sense of control by changing your expectations and attitude.

~Reframe problems.
~Look at the big picture.
~Adjust your standards.
~Focus on the positive.

Stress management strategy #4: Accept the things you can’t change.
Some sources of stress are unavoidable. You can’t prevent or change stressors such as the death of a loved one, a serious illness, or a national recession. In such cases, the best way to cope with stress is to accept things as they are. Acceptance may be difficult, but in the long run, it’s easier than railing against a situation you can’t change.

~Don’t try to control the uncontrollable.
~Look for the upside. 
~Share your feelings. 
~Learn to forgive. 

 Stress management strategy #5: Make time for fun and relaxation
Beyond a take-charge approach and a positive attitude, you can reduce stress in your life by nurturing yourself. If you regularly make time for fun and relaxation, you’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors when they inevitably come.

~Set aside relaxation time.
~Connect with others.
~Do something you enjoy every day.
~Keep your sense of humor.

Stress management strategy #6: Adopt a healthy lifestyle
You can increase your resistance to stress by strengthening your physical health.

~Exercise regularly.
~Reduce caffeine and sugar.
~Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs.
~Get enough sleep.

 I hope this simple tips would help you. And for mare detailed explanation of this you can read this link.

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