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Tips for Managing Stress

Dr. Shahazad Ali 91% (34 ratings)
Ph. D - Psychology, Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi  •  17 years experience
Tips for Managing Stress

Tips for Managing Stress

  • Increase your sense of control over stressful situations, for example, by applying stress management techniques.
  • Accept aspects of stressful situations that you cannot change or control and try instead to change the way you perceive and react to them.
  • Talk problems over with people that you trust, get another perspective.
  • Learn to think rationally and positively.
  • Look after your physical health during the stressful period: keep fit, eat wisely, get enough sleep and don't resort to drugs and alcohol.
  • Develop satisfying recreational / creative and social outlets.
  • Make relationship your priority.
  • Seek out opportunities for fun and laughter.
  • Do something nice for someone else.
  • Give time to plan ahead, decide on your priorities and set your goals accordingly.
  • Improve you time management skills.
  • Learn to say 'NO'.
  • Don't try to do everything yourself, delegate more.
  • Stop trying / expecting yourself to be perfect.
  • Develop relaxation skills and relaxation a regular routine.
  • Give yourself a break when you are tired / ill.
  • At times of conflict, avoid taking things personally / blaming others; try to distance yourself.
  • Allow yourself to make mistakes without condemnation.
  • Be kind to yourself; stop putting yourself when you have achieved something.
  • Live for the moment; don't waste time to worry about the future or regretting the past.
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