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8 Ways To Deal With Stress And Anxiety

1. Identify what stresses you out.

Stress can be caused by more than just obvious things such as new demands at work or dealing with a health issue. Many of the sources of stress lie within our own thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors, so it’s important to look inward as well.

2. Avoid the stressors.

Running away completely will not help, but taking a break can. Sometimes you just need some space away from the stressor, whether it’s physical or mental space. Allow yourself to do something else first and then return to it.

3. Change what you can and accept what you can’t.

You can’t change all the stressors in the world, however, so sometimes the best way to cope with stress is by accepting the situation as it is. Instead of trying to control what you can’t and adding more stress to your life.

4. Keep it positive.

One technique that can help is learning to shift your negative thoughts to positive ones. For example, instead of thinking “I can’t believe I made this stupid mistake,” think “Everybody makes mistakes. I am able to fix this”.

5. Keep your body healthy.

Eat regular, well balanced meals, and get some endorphins. Research confirms that exercise not only benefits you physically but also mentally. Exercise helps with stress management in the long-run as well as in a moment of stress.

6. Keep your mind peaceful.

Relaxation techniques and mind body activities such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can help you relax, focus, and develop new perspectives. Like exercise, mind-body activities have been shown to have immediate benefits.

7. Stay connected and talk to someone.

Reach out to your friends and family to catch up and get some bonding time, unless they happen to be the sources of your stress. You may also find it useful to talk with a physician or professional therapist.

8. Manage your time more effectively.

Manage stress in life and stress at work better by prioritizing what you need to do, saying “no” to additional obligations if you already have a full plate, and delegating when appropriate. You don’t have to be a superhero.

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