By: Dr Peter Lind
Category: Stress Management
Stress is a big deal and can result in serious problems. What can you do about it?
One of the best things to do in coping with stress is to identify the cause of your stress. Is it a word, action, thought, person, condition, food, relationship? Identify the source and you're halfway there. Once a cause is identified the stress can often disappear.
Here's what you can to do about it
Get used to it
People try earnestly to get away from what causes the stresses in their life. Why? These are the causes of it so why get away from them? They may well be the answers to removing the stress in your life or at least you might end up with ways to escape the stressful conditions.
Then adapt yourself by offering a different response to it. By adapting to stressful things once in awhile you will gain confidence that you are in control of your life, which is an important step in helping cope with stress.
Feelings buried alive never die. So bottling up your stress responses is not going to make matters any better. Remember how good it felt to tell someone you love and trust what's going on? It is only natural for us to keep our problems inside, but you may be able to benefit from the practical suggestions of a friend as well as bring yourself emotional relief.
Where is balance in coping with stress? We have to find it. Even too much of sweet stress can cause more stress in your life, so it is very important to go find balance in your life.
Take a few moments to relieve stress of work. Stretching or walking around the room, can relieve tension in your muscles and joints.
Make make certain that your lifeline is not dominated by any one thing. Keep track of yourself and your reactions. Make sure you make time for relaxation -- things you enjoy doing need to be done. Do you have a hobby that you enjoy that you haven't been to in a while? It might be time to get back to it. What else could you do to cope with your stressful life?
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