Saturday, June 19, 2021
 Stress And You

Actions To Alleviate Your Stress

Young woman with hand on forehead and a stressed look on her face

If stress is a constant companion in your daily living, de-stressing is a must-do.

  • Avoid the toll stress takes on the body's physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Control your stress day-by-day while it is still low-grade.
  • Prevent it from becoming severe, chronic, or overwhelming.
  • Take actions as early as possible to alleviate the burden of stress in your life.

Identify the sources of your stress and find ways to manage it, to maintain a mentally healthy you.

Talking to others about how stress impacts affects mental well-being is the best way to gain perspective. The stress support you receive from others will help you to ably manage your stress. Seek that support from family, or trusted friends in your social support system.

Consult with your doctor for a plan on how to reduce your responses to stress. Also, get checked out for depression or other stress-related health conditions.

Actions To Alleviate Your Stress:

  • Knowing your limits and upfront planning can help you cope better with stress. And reduce the intense pressures to accomplish everyday tasks.
  • Learn to share the load; avoid doing everything or picking up everyone else's tasks.
  • You will need to stop any desire to achieve perfection in everything since it can create unwanted pressure and stress for you.
  • Be willing to take time out to relax, to engage in Me-Time activities Making time for respite, for renewal, for rejuvenation is a healthy choice.
  • Be sure to look after your body by eating healthy. 
  • A balanced nutritious diet can provide the body's nutritional requirements to stand up to stress.
  • Get moving and exercise regularly. It is good for stress management and general mental health,.
  • Exercise provides a sense of competence and accomplishment. It is good for you and offers relaxation during times of stress.
  • Practise self-compassion as you try to face change and manage your stress. You want to thrive not beat yourself up.
  • For ongoing stress problems professional help is available. Reach out for such  resources and assistance.

Finally, remember it is a good thing to pamper yourself, to take care of  You, and keep stress in its proper placeplace.