Burning the candle at both ends? Slow down! Rethink. Renew. Stress is a contributing factor in physical wellness and mental well-being. Handling stress can be nearly as as stressful as the stress itself. Check out these websites sponsored through health organizations that give a variety of tips and tricks to help you make good choices about how you deal with those little aggravations that pile up and turn into one big headache.
Meditation: A Simple Fast Way to Reduce Stress can take a bad day and make it manageable by bringing you a sense of peace. These Mayo Clinic team suggestions are simple and practical, no special tools needed. Get your anxiety, tension and worry under control. It only takes a few minutes, is time well spent, and can be done anywhere. Read the recommendations here.
10 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress is a slide show from Healthline.com. It outlines easy to follow tips for facing stress head on and putting it in its place. The ideas are as simple as calling a friend or listening to music, whatever it takes to reorganize your thinking and put the irritations of the day behind you. Stress can have negative power over you. Turn that into the power of positive realignment by following one or two, or all if need be, of these Healthline recommendations.
Stress Management: Ways to Relieve Stress is found at WebMD.com. “The best way to manage your stress is to learn healthy coping strategies. You can start practicing these tips right away. Try one or two until you find a few that work for you. Practice these techniques until they become habits you turn to when you feel stress. You can also use this coping strategies form to see how you respond to stress.” This opening paragraph from WebMD.com is an example of how the site provides expanded tools. The site’s “Actionset” keys lead you to other helpful strategies, whether you are working to reduce stress or have other health concerns you want to learn more about. Continue reading here.
Life tends to be stressful. When you feel anxiety and frustration getting the upper hand, assert control. Practice any of these stress management techniques and regain your perspective. It’s good for you and for those you interact with on every level.
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