Dealing with stress tends to be easier said than done, as we all have different ways to try and cope with feelings of anxiety and frustration. Whenever we find ourselves having a hectic and busy lifestyle, stress can become a part of our routine, and getting used to it can have terrible consequences. However, finding healthy ways to deal with such feelings can help us lead a healthier and happier life. Here are three amazing and simple tips for us to learn how to manage stress in our lives.
- Keep positive self-talk coming. Even when it might sound like a cliché, we cannot deny the power of positive self-talk. Repeating phrases like “I can do this”, “Everything will be ok”, “I can handle this situation”, and “We all make mistakes, but I can fix this” can help us calm down and reduce our stress. Besides, they can give us the extra push we needed to keep giving our best and achieve our goals.
- Develop emergency stress-stoppers. Sometimes, we might be dealing with stressful situations that need to be taken care of at that moment and handling such stress can be harder than we think. For those cases, we should have emergency stress-stoppers, which are small actions we can do to help us manage stress better. Some examples include counting to 10, taking a deep breath, going for a walk, doing exercise, spending time with our pet, and breaking down a problem into smaller bits.
- Include stress-relieving activities. Besides our emergency stress-stoppers, we should remember to include activities that help us relieve stress and feel better. These can be every day, simple activities that we enjoy doing, either by ourselves or with our friends. Some examples of stress-relieving activities include reading a book, playing our favorite sport, taking our pets for a walk, practicing yoga and meditation, listening to music or watching a movie, or simply taking a relaxing bath to clear our mind.
“You need to be able to manage stress
because hard times will come, and a positive outlook
is what gets you through.”