- Mental Health
As hard as we may try, sometimes it just isn’t possible to avoid stress. So what do you need to do to manage your stress levels effectively? Here are a number of ways that will certainly help you deal with stress.
Stress has the unenviable ability to make you feel bad about anything. It is no surprise then that physicians advise patients to deal with stress by doing something that gives them pleasure. This natural way of dealing with stress, is very convenient in the sense that you won’t have to spend money purchasing medication but instead will get to do something you enjoy (and you’ve got a whole list to choose from). For the greatest effect try and engage yourself on an activity of your choice for at least 15 minutes on a daily basis.
This is another effective way to deal with stress. Some people speak to themselves while others do it in their heads. When we engage in negative self-talk, we increase our stress levels. However, positive self-talk has the opposite effect in the sense that it not only helps you control your stress levels but it also will keep you calm. Every person should practice positive self-thought whenever they notice they have negative thoughts about themselves.
Emergency Stress Stoppers
These are things that we do to help us deal with stress right on the spot. Due to the broad variety of situations that could be stressful, there also are different emergency stress stoppers for various situations. These include:
- Counting to 10 before speaking
- Going for a walk
- Taking a number of deep breaths
- Seperating issues instead of dealing with everything simultaneously
- Walking away from the stressful situation and instead choosing to deal with it later
These stress dealing methods are time proven and are sure to reduce your stress levels.