Stress is a silent monster that sneaks into your life when you aren’t expecting it. It will invade your professional life, your personal life, and your relationships. But, never fear for there are a multitude of techniques you can use to help reduce your stress and keep anxiety and panic away.
Stop and Smell the Roses
Take time for yourself. Join a health club, take a yoga class, go for a walk in the park, or simply do something you take up a hobby. When stress rears its ugly head, knock it down by making time for yourself.
An Apple a Day
Establish a healthy, well-balanced diet. When you eat better, you feel better. Stress and anxiety cannot stand up to nutrition and all the bounty that good health brings.
Excessive amounts of alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco only add to stress. You can’t drink your troubles away. Excessive alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco only work to trigger panic and anxiety.
Let It Go
There are some things in life which no one change. Learn to let go of those things that are out of your control and focus on the things you can change. By accepting that you can’t control everything, you leave no corner for stress to hide in.
That’s What Friends Are For
When you feel stress trying to takeover your life, talk to someone you trust. Sometimes just having someone you open up to or sound off on is a huge stress reliever. It is when you bottle it all up that stress and anxiety move in.
Being actively involved in something other than work allows you to relax. Stress likes it when you’re all work, so enjoy a little play.
Slow and Steady
Take your time and don’t rush. When you hurry, you let stress take over. Take a breath and count to ten so you can steadily complete work without stress and anxiety.
Don’t Worry;Be Happy
Avoid thinking in the negative. When you focus only on the negative aspects stress and anxiety creep into your thoughts. Look at both sides of the coin. If you find yourself focusing on the negative, look for the positive.
Molehills and Mountains
Avoid letting small things become large ones. When you look at a small problem don’t think of what it can become focus on what it is at that moment. Keeping problems small and solvable stops stress in its tracks.
Mind Not Heart
Try not to let emotions rule your life. When you let all your responses be emotional you lose the power of rational thinking. Stress and Anxiety are the rulers of irrational thought. Be your own person and keep your emotions in check.
By staying positive and thinking clearly you will keep stress and anxiety from your life. If stress control methods don’t work you should seek professional help.