Thursday, November 12, 2009

A few things that can relieve your stress

Stress happens everyday, whether it be from sitting in traffic, a conversation you just had, or a paper you are trying to finish. There are different types of stress (prolonged, unexpected, and unmanageable). Here are a few ways you can reduce stress:

a) Make sure you exercise. This helps reduce stress hormones. It counts as a antidepressant, fights anxiety, and works as a sleep aid for some people.
b) Elimination of drug use and no more than moderate alcohol use is important. Usually, people use drugs or alcohol as outlets when stressed, but these substances will actually make you feel more stressed.
c) Create predictability at home and at work as much as you can. It provides comfort and familiarity. Think ahead and anticipate the good and bad that could become realities.

A little bit of stress in life is fine. It actually can help ward off sicknesses, but it is possible to have too much stress in your life. If you are feeling overwhelmed, do these things that have been listed and you will start feeling better.

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