- While situations that create stress may be unavoidable, stress levels can often be managed if you know how, and often only if you can quickly identify the stress, how it’s affecting you, and what to do about it.
- Stress is a serious problem in the hectic life of the average American, hurting us emotionally and, as many studies show, also eroding our physical health.
So, if you believe that knowledge is power, then read on, because the following information on stress management can help you improve your health and happiness far beyond the confines of Stress Awareness Month.
Seven Stress reduction tips for home and work
But extreme or continual stress should be prevented, or at least managed, to avoid emotional harm or physical risks, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, and obesity. By following these seven stress reduction tips, you can improve the quality, and maybe even the length, of your life.
Stress Reduction Tip #1 – Know Thyself
Stress Reduction Tip #2 –Plan Ahead
- Picture the event in your mind.
- Stay positive. Envision positive resolutions.
- Imagine what the room will look like and what you will say.
- Have a back-up plan.
Stress Reduction Tip #3 – Take a break
Stress Reduction Tip #4 – Get physical
Stress Reduction Tip #5 – Help Others
Stress Reduction Tip #6 – Sleep Enough
Stress Reduction Tip #7 – Bail!
When you find yourself in a situation in which you have no control, and for which there appears to be no resolution, your stress can go through the roof, wreaking havoc in your life and potentially endangering your health. In these situations, consider an exit strategy. It may be the best solution for you and those around you.
Download FREE Stress Relief and Anger Relief E-Books
- Within two different April time windows at the Stress Awareness Month site, you can download the e-books The Irritability Cure and The Art of True Forgiveness, both by Doc Orman M.D.
- If you deal with the daily stresses of college life download the College Stress Relief E-Book at collegestress.net.
Managing Stress: The Basics
Interactive Tutorial on Managing Stress
Stress, Anxiety, and Your Health
- Stress and Health (Particularly for Women)
Final thought: Self-help solutions are great but, for serious mental or physical stress issues, seek medical help.