4 Easy Ways How to Manage and Reduce Stress

4 Easy Ways How to Manage and Reduce Stress

Stress is really worrisome and destructive. And true enough, stress is inevitable. There are days you wake up to stressful moments which last throughout the day. These can come from the littlest things such as worrying over what to cook for dinner, or deciding what clothes to wear for the day. You can’t escape stress, but you can manage it. Managing your stress can help you be better and productive. 

Do not underestimate stress because it can lead to other serious illness and mental health issue. However, each one of us has unique ways on how to handle stress in our lives but here are some tips on how you can reduce and manage stress better. Try these 4 tips to manage and reduce your stress. 

Meditate and Breathe.

Meditation is the most basic and complex way to relieve stress. It may be an action we do unconsciously, but it can also your stress reliever. Breathe deep. Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. Block out your surroundings. This helps to take a minute, or two to yourself. Breathe in deeply, and imagine all the stress going away as you breathe out. Think of happy thoughts and drive all the negativities. 

Learn to Say No.

Sometimes, the external factor that contributes to our stress level is really not worth it. One of the most important things that you need to learn is how to say “No.” Remember that not only do we fight our own battles, but we get to choose them as well. Not everything is worth fighting for and stressing over. How to do this? Avoid things that give you an uneasy feeling and brush it off while you can. This may be impossible but neglect and don’t mind things that can drain your energy. 

Alter yourself.

Healthy mindset attracts healthy outcomes. Set your mindset in such a way that stress won’t easily present itself to you. Check your habits. Maybe it’s your overthinking that invites stress, or maybe it’s your routine of putting things off until the last minute. Sometimes it’s what we do that causes stress and we don’t realize it. Habits are not easy to change. Try to let go of one bad habit at a time. There are so many ways to relieve your stress.

Relax.

This is the most effective way to drive you away from your stress. Everyone has that one thing they do or go to when everything feels too much. Do whatever it is that helps you release all that stress may it be a happy place, plans with friends, a vacation, or music. Do the things that entertain, relaxation and give you relief.  If you don’t have that thing yet, find it. It’ll come in handy when the world feels like ganging up on you. Also, it’s really important to balance your well-being in order to cope with your stress.

On the other hand, stress can be helpful in some ways. Although we cannot see the lesson and beauty in it, if you come to think of it, it has many ways that drive us to do better. Stress can be a good thing when handled positively. It helps you achieve more and it helps you be more productive. You can’t escape stress, so the best thing to do is manage it. However, as I said earlier, we have many different ways to handle and manage stress. It is up to you if you’ll get rid-off it or dwell on it.  Practising the tips above can help you better cope with stress. 

Vanessa Anderson

Vanessa is a part-time freelance writer and works as a music teacher in public school in Utah. Her love for music and reading has brought her to the blogosphere. She loves surprises and a happy-go-lucky type of woman.

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