Changes for Stress Management
What are some lifestyle
changes for stress that work?
Everyone knows that changes will be needed to cope with stress. Below
are some practical tips that you can use starting today. Some tips may
be easier to do than others.
Don't be discouraged by the list.
Pick one that you believe you could follow through. Being able to
make even one minor change is an excellent start.
Once you gain
the confidence in yourself, select a second lifestyle change. By
following this simple step-by-step approach, eventually you will see
significant changes and more importantly, less stress.
We have also created useful articles on tips on managing stress
remedies that work.
Changes for Stress Reduction - Things to avoid:
- Quit smoking. Smoking does give
temporary relief at the price of damage to the body
permanently at a later time. This may be the most difficult thing to
give up especially when you are under stress. Put this down as a
use alcohol to cope. It simply masks the problems (by
numbing your brain) and will lead to more serious problems down the
Changes for Stress Reduction - Things to do more of:
using prescription sedatives when possible. Ultimately, you'll need to
get to the root of the
problem or it will continue to be there.
is everything. Although not easy, it is essential that you work towards
developing a positive attitude towards life's challenges.
that many things in life you have no control over. Focus on those that
you have some control over. Find out things that triggers anxiety so
that you are better prepared when it happens again.
or re-establish relationships with friends and family members.
moderate or vigorous exercise allows you to "release" the stress and
actually makes your body more able to cope.
management and scheduling of activities go a long way.
- Make a
list of things you need to do (if that's what stressing you out).
Prioritize them and work on them one at a time. Realize that you can
get to all the tasks at once.
to music if you enjoy it. Music therapy has been shown to be able to
modify a person's emotion and mood and can help with reducing stress.
- Relaxation exercises. Set aside 10-20 minutes
daily or every other day. Sit
comfortably, close your eyes imagine relaxing all the muscles in your
body. Breathe through your nose and become aware of your breathing.
Have background music playing if you desire it.
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