Stress is everywhere and learning how to manage stress is really the key to living a more positive life. It’s near to impossible to reduce all stress from your life. Limiting your life exposure or becoming a bubble boy will simply bring their own types of stress into your life.
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One of the first tips you can do is take care of yourself. That means being conscious of what you put into your body. That includes what you eat and drink. Ensure you are getting your water intake every day and try to make healthier eating choices.
Move Your Body
Moving your body goes along with eating and drinking healthier. Your natural body defenses start to kick in when you move your body. I am not going to tell you to exercise, because true exercise isn’t as important here as simply making an effort to move more than you normally would.
Start small. Park further away from the store doors or take the long way back to your desk. Get up and walk to another room and walk back once an hour. Whatever you do, make a choice to do it more than you typically would.
Limit Your Excuses
It’s human nature when learning how to manage stress to give out excuses on why things are the way they are. Don’t do this. Excuses don’t actually excuse bad behavior and often shine a negative light on you.
The last thing you want is to be the person everyone thinks is a complainer, or a nonproductive worker. Make a list, determine what you can accomplish, set goals and work smart. Do yourself the favor of not adding excuses to that list of things you want.
Fail – At Something
Failing at something seems pretty opposite of learning how to manage stress since failure can lead to stress. But hear me out… Failure is a part of success. If you are trying to make a better life, get a better job, etc you are going to have failures.
Instead of focusing on the failure, focus on the positive of the situation. Do not tell me about how you didn’t get a promotion, instead tell me about how you are working to develop skills to get a new position. How you tolerate failure is in your control and if you are failing to find ways to further yourself is that failing? Or did you find learning opportunities?
Manage Your Time
One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to ensure you are using your time productively. This can be hard in our never-ending struggle to get everything done. In order to help you be efficient, I’ve created an ebook Tips for Staying Productive just for you! Use code CHAOS to get it for FREE!
There are many ways that you can manage your time. Using methods like Time Blocking, using planners, or Rocks, Pebbles, Sand can be great ways to help you. The key here is to find a method that works for you and to consistently use it.
How to Manage Stress Conclusion
Whether you are overwhelmed by work, life, holidays or anything else learning how to manage it is important. Look at what others are doing for ideas, ask for help, and ultimately do what works for you.
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