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5 Ways To Manage Your Stress

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

To manage stress, we need to understand what stress is. Although we cannot see it, there is nothing mystical about it. However, we are so much exposed to a negative stress that it became the number one public enemy. It is considered that stress is the one responsible for all bad things that happen to our body and mind. Truth to be told stress is nothing else than our natural response to a change that occurs in a sudden way. Due to the fact that it’s a natural response, it means that it cannot be eliminated from our life.

It is a physiological and psychological response to external or internal inputs that influence the way we feel and behave. The final result of this process is that your body will have a huge quantity of energy at its disposal that unfortunately, most of the times, is not consumed as it should be. There is a positive and a negative stress, but the one that is putting us to challenge is the negative one.

We experience stress and anxiety on a daily basis, but what makes it good or bad is the way we respond to it. This is why it is important to accept it as part of our daily life and learn different ways to manage it.

Here are 5 ways to deal with everyday stress:

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.” Bertrand Russell

1. Move Your Body Consistently

Studies have shown that being engaged in physical activities helps reduce stress and can improve sleep. As we are evolving technologically, we create different devices that are used to transport our bodies faster from one point to another. That means that we are using less of our body and therefore less energy is needed for typical activities. If you add this energy generated by stress, you have a great deal of energy that is unused and has to be consumed somehow. In order to consume the energy given by stress and reduce your anxiety level you can try different activities like going to the gym or taking longer walks or taking dance classes…the idea is that it doesn't have to be exhausting but it has to be on a regular basis. Choosing an activity that is pleasant for you and creates a state of wellbeing gives you a better chance to do it on the long run and have more control on your stress and anxiety level.

2. Have A Balanced Diet

What you eat and what you drink is very important for your overall health. Nevertheless, latest studies are showing that our health is affected also by how and when we eat and drink. Overeating is one of the results