5 WAYS TO MANAGE STRESSFeb 01, 2023 08:00AM ● By Minna Davies
As the demands of work and life continue to increase, stress levels for many people are rising. If left unchecked, chronic stress can lead to serious health problems. A serious illness, job loss, a death in the family, or a painful life event can cause high levels of stress. You may feel down or anxious for a while, and that's normal too. A doctor can help you if you feel down or anxious for more than several weeks or if it interferes with your home or work life. Therapy, medication, and other strategies can help, but you can learn to manage stress before it gets too much by following these tips:
Keeping a positive attitude is important.
You cannot control all events.
Rather than becoming angry, defensive, or passive, assert your feelings, opinions, or beliefs.
Improve your time management skills.
You should set limits appropriately and say no to requests that would cause excessive stress.
Invest time in hobbies and interests.
Alcohol, drugs, and compulsive behaviors can increase your stress levels.
Spend enough time with your loved ones.
To learn more healthy ways to deal with stress, seek help from a psychologist or other mental health professional trained in stress management or biofeedback. Consider these lifestyle changes to help manage stress:
For one thing, physical activity can help you sleep better. Better sleep means better stress management. Scientists don't know exactly why, but people who exercise more tend to get deeper, slower-wave sleep that helps rejuvenate the brain and body. If you're planning to exercise too close to bedtime, you might disturb your sleep.
A number of hormones are released as a result of exercise, including endorphins and endocannabinoids, which help block pain, improve sleep, and help sedate you, which may explain why exercise helps your mood. Runner’s high, or euphoric feeling after long runs, is thought to be caused by endocannabinoids (endocannabinoids). When your body feels good, your mind often follows. These exercises will help you relieve stress:
Try these tips if you don't have time for a formal exercise program.
Instead of driving to the store, bike there.
Instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs.
You should park as far away from the door as possible.
Wash your car by hand.
Make sure your house is clean.
Take a walk during your lunch break.
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- Regular exercise is important.
- Take a walk in the sunshine.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime.
- Plan your sleep schedule.
- 30-60 minutes before bed, don't look at your electronics.
- At night, try meditation or other forms of relaxation.
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- Take a moment to find a quiet spot.
- Sit or lie down in a comfortable position.
- Pay attention to a word, phrase, object, or even your breath.
- Let your thoughts come and go and do not judge them.
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Minna Davies is a creative writer and a thespian with a degree in theatre arts from the University of Lagos. He has been privileged to have some of his works featured on Nigeria's big stages. It is important to dream, but if no one gets to see it, it is as good as dead.
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