What are some strategies for stress relief?
There’s no way to avoid stress altogether, but you can keep it from becoming overwhelming by practicing some of these strategies:
Get moving. When you feel stress coming on, get up and take a short walk when possible.
Keep a gratitude journal. Practicing gratitude has been proven to reduce stress.
Relaxation activities such as meditation, yoga, muscle relaxation exercises are all effective ways of managing stress. Many areas have classes available, and there are also a lot of apps available for smartphones and mobile devices.
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. A decent night’s sleep helps your body handle stress much better.
Learn to say “no” and don’t commit to more than you’re comfortable with.
Find a trusted support network of family and friends that you can vent to or confide in to avoid feeling alone when overwhelmed and stressed. Having emotional support goes a long way in preventing stress from building up.