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Stress Prevention Tips

Updated on October 28, 2016

The best way to deal with stress and burnout is to prevent it.

Do you wander about the first step?

Simply put yourself at the top of the list and embrace a Extreme Self-care. Caring for ourselves requires that we take a proactive approach toward our physical, mental, emotional, social, professional, and spiritual health.

Balanced, low stress life is a choice and responsibility.

Stress Prevention Tips

Here are some specific daily practices that may be useful toward this end:

  • Focus and maintain a positive outlook
  • Tolerate nothing
  • Change bad habits
  • Eat high fiber diet, opt for lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, as part of a varies, balanced, de-stress nutrition; avoid excessive alcohol, drugs, and tobacco
  • Exercise daily, as often as possible outdoors
  • Surround yourself with positive, supportive people with whom you feel mutual respect and support
  • Love what you do for your livelihood, but do not mistake it for your identity.

  • Take time to cultivate meaningful friendships
  • Stay in regular contact with God as you understand Him/Her/It to be
  • Forgive yourself for past mistakes: refuse to feel guilt – you did the best you could
  • Forgive others and refuse to hold resentments. Live mindfully, fully in the here and now!
  • Acknowledge others for their specialness. Embrace diversity!
  • Do not be afraid to ask for help and support when you need it
  • Handle money joyfully and wisely.
  • Let your true self shine – express your ideas and your creativity in all you do.

About the Author

Dr.Inese Millere , M.D. is lifestyle coach in holistic stress management and mindful eating for busy women after 40 who want to be Fit, Balanced and Ageless: to manage stress, stress eating, have a healthy and joyful relationship with food and enjoy healthy living and longevity.

If you'd like to talk about working with me, please contact me directly at with a brief description of your situation.


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      Inese 8 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Dear RGraf thank you for your comment; And good luck with your self-care program.

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      You know, exercising is a great stress preventor and yet we ignore it. I need to focus more on that for my health and my stress levels.