Manage stress the healthy way
The fundamentals of stress management involve keeping a positive attitude, changing the situation when you can and changing your reaction when you can’t.
While you can’t stop your bills from coming or make more hours in the day, you can learn to manage stress by taking charge of your lifestyle, thoughts and emotions.
When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, use these tips to help you cope in a healthier way:
Learn relaxation techniques Try yoga, meditation, breathing exercises or tai chi.
Eat healthy Have regular meals with lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. Avoid too much sugar, alcohol and caffeine, which can aggravate anxiety.
Get enough sleep It’s easier to cope if you’re well rested.
Exercise regularly You’ll relieve stress and feel better.
Take time out Make time for your interests and hobbies and remember, laughter is the best medicine!
Manage your time wisely Make sure to delegate where you can, prioritise your tasks and avoid procrastination.
Accept help Talk things through with your friends and family and let them know how they could help.
Do your best Perfection isn’t possible, so be proud of giving it your best.
Know when to get help
It is important to accept that you can’t control everything, and please, make sure to see your doctor if your stress is severe, or starts to affect your daily life.