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August 15, 2019

Tips To Manage Stress

We all experience stress — some more than others. It is vital to learn to cope with and manage stress for living a healthy and balanced life.

 

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Do you think you are suffering from stress? Here are some common symptoms of stress.

 

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Stomach pain or nausea
  • Irritability
  • Teeth grinding
  • Panic attacks
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sweaty hands or feet
  • Social isolation
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Obsessive or compulsive behaviors

There are many things you can do to relieve stress or better manage it. Here are some tips to get you started.

 

  • Understand your stress: How do you stress? This is different for everybody. By understanding what stress and its impacts look like for you, you can better manage it in your life.
  • Make self-care a priority:  Simple things can promote well-being, such as enough sleep, food, downtime, and exercise, crafts, or hobbies that make you feel accomplished, creative and self-fulfilled.
  • Reduce the noise: Turn off technology and cut out the noise, allow for some quiet each day. 
  • Manage your time: Prioritize and organize your tasks to create a less stressful and more enjoyable life.
  • Talk: Talking to someone can help release tension that you bottle up or holding on to. This will help reduce stress and lift a weight off your mind.
  • Eat!: Allowing yourself to get hungry can make you irritable and make it harder to manage stress.
  • Avoid alcohol: Alcohol may feel like a good escape from stress and problems. However, it doesn’t allow for clear thinking, processing of emotions and can lead to dependence. Avoid alcohol in times of high-level stress.

If you are experiencing symptoms of stress and having trouble managing it, there is help available. Explore the programs we have available.

 

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