International forum: Health - how to deal with stress?
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24 Feb 2015 07:42

life can be stressful
sometimes you'll have to deal with ongoing stress positively..stress can have a variety of causes such as family problems, job problems, financial difficulties, poor health, or even the death of someone close to you..it is important to recognize the causes (some stress is natural), take steps to deal with the root of the problem, and tackle the symptoms..most importantly, dont battle stress alone — ask for help from a friend and, if necessary, a professional..

24 Feb 2015 10:53
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24 Feb 2015 10:56

Quote by Teardropp
I just go to a quiet place for a moment, try to clear my mind.. N count 1 to 10.. Breathe in, breathe out.. Then i drink water for refreshment

thanks sa p0st ,

24 Feb 2015 12:08

exercise regularly..
targeted exercise goes a long way toward freeing your body of stress hormones and increasing your endorphin levels - responsible for feelings of happiness..carve out time during your busy day to exercise to both keep your body healthy and as a natural outlet for your stress..you should notice the difference..

24 Feb 2015 12:09

get enough sleep.. give your body the sleep it wants, and your stress levels will take a nosedive..sleep is a mechanism by which your body recuperates and restores its energy reserves..if you're not getting enough sleep, your body will use stress to keep you active and alert in the absence of stored energy..

24 Feb 2015 12:10

eat properly.. your body needs to be healthy, strong, happy and properly fueled to help you tackle stress..like it or not, stress is a bodily reaction to anything that disturbs its natural state, meaning that your body can have a profound effect on producing and relieving stress..

24 Feb 2015 12:12

learn to relax.. relaxing your body, by whatever natural means, is a great way to reduce stress..dont expect your stress to immediately dissipate it can take time..in most cases, try not to fixate on the stress itself while you're relaxing..think of something placid and tranquil, or think of nothing in particular..let your body tell your mind that everything is okay..

24 Feb 2015 12:13

take a bath.. add
epsom salts or other
fragrant bath salts for a luxurious touch..indulge in your private time and relax the body..

24 Feb 2015 12:14

get a massage.. either having a professional massage or con a loved one into giving you a stress- relieving massage..use lotions or oils and dim ambient light for the most relaxing atmosphere..

24 Feb 2015 12:15

start a diary or journal..you dont have to write in it every day..writing down what's bothering you, what you've been busy with, and how you feel may help you to expel your negative emotions..

24 Feb 2015 12:17

practice yoga and
meditation..
although
you could technically
consider yoga your daily exercise, practicing the deep stretches and slow body movements will help you to clear your mind..meditating - clearing your mind - while practicing gentle yoga will give double the relaxation effect to ease your stress..

24 Feb 2015 12:18

do things you love..
often when you're stressed, you can look at your schedule and see that you are lacking time for doing your favorite activities..whether that be
drawing, writing, reading, playing sports, or cooking, set aside time on a daily basis to do those things you enjoy..

24 Feb 2015 12:19

avoid negative
thinking..
acknowledge the positive in your life and begin to re- establish some balance in your emotional register..avoid focusing on only the bad things that happened during your day, but consider the good as well..

24 Feb 2015 12:20

identify the things that
put you under stress..

make sure you understand why you become stressed so that you can try to avoid these
circumstances..knowledge is powerful, and self-knowledge is especially powerful..

24 Feb 2015 12:21

stop worrying about
the things you cannot
change..
this especially comes with things such as politics, and often applies to other individuals..learning to accept things as they are is an important coping mechanism, but not as easy as it sounds..

24 Feb 2015 12:22

take responsibility for
making your life what
you want it to be..
it is
less stressful to make decisions and take action than to feel powerless and react to others' decisions..decide what you want and go for it!

24 Feb 2015 12:24

develop a sense of
humor..
one of the
barriers to stress reduction is the temptation to take things too seriously..it's okay to back off from your intensity and see the humour in life's situations..laugh a little or better yet, laugh a lot! see the humour in stress..

24 Feb 2015 12:25

learn to lean on friends
and loved ones..
this is
one of the most important things, as keeping things bottled up can only cause more stress..your friends, if they are true friends, will try to understand what you're going through, and will accompany that empathy with a sincere desire to help out if at all possible..

24 Feb 2015 12:26

if someone is threatening you and you have stress and anxiety, stand up to them and tell them how you feel..

24 Feb 2015 12:27

tell someone you trust
about your stress and
tell them everything
that is bothering you..

revealing yourself is a good way to express how you are feeling and how to deal with it..