We all suffer some stress from time to time, and too much stress will bring on depression and if you keep that up, you will
suffer from major depression before you know it. Now, let me tell you that not all stress is bad. Stress can start change,
and aid you in focusing at the task at hand, and in some cases can even save your life. We all know a build up of stress
can result in major risks, and letting stress accumulate…well, the result can be catastrophic.
There are tips and steps in managing your stress. The first thing you need to do is determine and understand the causes of
your stress. Then you can put each of them in place and deal with them one by one.
The opposite of stress is relaxation. Stand up, stretch, and take a deep breath. Oxygen is very important to the body.
Taking a deep breath adds oxygen to the system, which can help you relax. Learning how to breathe properly will help you
take control in a stressful situation.
Take a short walk, get a glass of water, do something that can change your focus. You should try smiling and take a short
moment to focus on something other than your problem. By the time you get back to your problem, it will seem like much less of a challenge.
Sometimes you’ll forget to enjoy the good things in life and let stressful events build up. Reserve some time to actually
enjoy the better things in your life.
Everything in this world exists in a balance, while negatives counteract the positive, learn to find good in your stressful
situation and try to change negative events into a positive. List your pros and cons and check your list regularly,
advantages for the good and bad will seem to change day to day.
Many situations can be out of control. Always be positive, and refrain from blaming yourself. If you continuously beat
yourself up with guilt, you will not only be unable to manage your stress, but this will worsen over time.
To manage stress effectively, it’s important to know your limitations. Learning to say “No” can reduce a stress build-up.
If you are at work, try not to accept workloads that you can not manage. By recognizing your limitations, you can evade
situations that can normally stress you out.
For those who use and resort to drugs and alcohol to avoid their problems, will usually find themselves in a twelve-step
rehabilitation program. A stress management tip is to ask for help. You are never alone and there are always people around
you willing to lend a helping hand. There are professionals and self-help books that can aid you in relieving stress by
giving you useful advice.
There are several ways to help you manage your stress, and I hope this article has shed some light on some of them. If you
are into books, exercise, watching old movies, gardening, painting or taking warm baths, then that’s great. Do whatever it
takes to relax.
Depression will come and find you…don’t let it happen. By managing and planning your time, while prioritizing the most
important things first, you can prevent stress from building up. Always remember that the key word in better stress
management is relaxation, and stress is the number one thing that will eventually lead you to depression. That will most
certainly lead you to antidepressants and that must be avoided at all costs.
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