Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, exercise, relationships, relaxation, and fun - plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.
Learn healthier ways to manage stress:
Then, use the following stress management strategies:
- Avoid unnecessary stress
- Alter the situation
- Adapt to the stressor
- Accept the things you cant change
- Make time for fun and relaxation
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle