Monday, December 15, 2014

How to Reduce Stress in Your Life

Managing stress can be difficult, especially since it’s a big part of our lives. However, you can control stress and its negative effects in many ways. The secret is to take charge of your life. Learn to control your thoughts, emotions, your environment, and the way you tackle problems. Once you know how to do this, you can have a balanced life – one with enough time for work, relationships, and fun. Here are some practical tips to help you fight stress:

Learn to express your feelings. Some people keep their problems or feelings to themselves. Instead of carrying the world on your shoulders, learn to be open and voice your concerns. If something or someone bothers you, express yourself in a nice way. Doing so will prevent resentment from building up inside you. 
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Learn to compromise. When you ask someone to change his or her attitude, make it a point to do the same. If you can both adjust to each other, you’ll find your relationship less stressful. If you can’t change someone, change yourself. You can minimize stress by changing your expectations and attitude.

Learn to say “no.” Don’t just grin and bear it. If problems arise, deal with them in the right way. For example, if you have an exam to take, tell your talkative friend that you can only entertain him for a few minutes to prepare for the exam.

Learn to manage your time. Poor time management can make things worse for you. It’s hard to accomplish things if you’re cramming and running late. Adjust your schedule by planning ahead so you can stay calm even under pressure. Some forms of stress can’t be prevented or changed like the death of a loved one, a serious disease, or a bad economy. In these cases, the best thing to do is to accept things as they are. Acceptance can be difficult at first but it’s easier than changing something you can’t. One good stress-buster is a relaxing dip in your very own spa

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