How To Manage The Stress In Your Life

Most of us deal with stress everyday and are so use to it that we don’t even realized that we are living a stressful life.   Living in New York City you become anesthetized to the daily and endless challenges in maneuvering your way through the city.   Stress is part of life.

Though stress is part of everyone’s life, the question is how do you manage the stress you experience?  Do you even think that you can or just say to yourself “that’s life?”    Do you feel helpless and don’t know where to turn in order to deal with the daily hardships?   There are decisions and actions you can take to help you manage the stress levels in your body.

In the article on WebMD, I found the following Stress Management Tips for you to review.  If you want to read the whole informative article, go to “Manage Your Stress for Good Health.”

Stress Management Tips

It’s impossible to completely avoid stressful situations. But you can learn how to manage stress. Try these tips for stress-free days:

  • Get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night so you have the energy to cope with stressful situations. Fill up and fuel your body with healthy choices rather than getting bogged down by high-fat comfort foods.
  • Nurture close relationships. Often, we don’t appreciate how important friends and family can be for good health, says Nordal. “For example, we know that older adults live longer, happier lives if they’re partnered.”
  • Learn to say “no.” This can be hard for many people, but saying no to one extra task at work or to that volunteer project can give you breathing room for other things in life.
  • Learn to let go. Remember, the sky won’t fall if you wait another day to do laundry, clean the bathrooms, or write that thank-you note.
  • Try new ways to relax. Some studies have found that yoga, meditation, and relaxation exercises may help reduce stress in people. Yoga will also help build strength and flexibility.
  • Get help if you need it. If you can’t get seem to get relief from under stress and nothing seems to help, talk with a counselor.

“A lot of things related to stress come down to lifestyle and choices that people make,” says McEwen. By taking time for the basics: a healthy diet, plenty of sleep, regular exercise, and strong social connections, you’ll have the resources you need to help tackle whatever life throws your way.

Final Thoughts
Even if you are not aware that you are carrying stress around in your body, the above tips are important to take care of yourself.   Start with one of them today, work on it for 30 days and see how you are doing by the end of the month.  Then move onto the next one.  In only six (6) months you can make a significant difference in your life.

Be well,
Karen & Pat
maximize the value of the women in your life

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