Tips to Cope with Life’s Stress

Tips to Cope with Life’s Stress

How to Deal

We all have and deal with stress in our lives. Life isn’t something we totally control. The question is: Are you mastering your stress or has it mastered you?

The answer matters a lot for your health. If you’re stressed often over time, it puts you at risk for heart disease, depression, and other problems.

The key is to stop stress before it stops you. Easier said than done, right? Solve stressful problems when you can. And when you can’t, connect with other people that can assist you and get active.

13 Tips to Ease Stress

Use these tips to help keep stress at bay.

1 – Ask yourself what you can do about the sources of your stress. Think through the pros and cons. Take action where you can.

2 – Keep a positive, realistic attitude. Accept that although you can’t control certain things, you’re in charge of how you respond.

3 – Stand up for yourself. Share your feelings, opinions, or beliefs, instead of becoming angry, defensive or passive.

4 – Learn and practice relaxation techniques. Try breathing exercises, meditation, prayer, yoga, or tai chi.

5 – Exercise regularly. You’ll feel better and be more prepared to handle problems.

6 – Eat healthy. Avoid too much sugar. Focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. When you’re stressed, we tend to crave less-nutritious comfort foods, but if you overdo them, they’ll add to your problems.
7 – Try to manage your time wisely. See my previous post about how to utilize the “one touch rule”.

8 – Say no, stay away from things that make you feel stressful. Simply eliminate the things that would add more stress to your life.

9 – Make time for hobbies, interests, loved ones and friends.

10 – Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.

11 – Don’t rely on alcohol, drugs, or food to help against stress. Ease up on caffeine, too. Start drinking more water with a squeeze of organic lemon. Delish!

12 – Spend time with people you love, cherish and admire.

13 – Last but not least, talk with a counselor or take a stress management class for more help. I find this helpful because when you trust a counselor, you will feel more comfortable sharing the things that create stress. The best part, they will not judge you. Be careful who you share things with.

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John is a bestselling author on Leadership and High Performance, Entrepreneur, Real Estate Agent, Daddy to Alexa and an all-around good guy who cares deeply for changing the lives of those he touches.

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