Learning how to maintain good health can be a great challenge in our current society. There are many stresses that we put ourselves under that can cause us to become sick. Stress has been shown to have many negative side effects to your health. It is important to learn how to manage stress in order to maintain optimal health. It is important to find an occupation that you truly enjoy. This is a difficult task so be patient and give yourself time to find a job you enjoy.
Prioritize your action but don’t try to finish all of them at once. Prioritize, and then don’t sweat the small stuff. Ask: How important is this going to be one year from now? Work toward main life goals, don’t get bogged down with meaningless details or get sidetracked. Never overload yourself with useless stuffs.
2. Spread out life changes
Divided and spread your life activities one after another so that you allow time between stress-producing events to recuperate. For instance, don’t plan a wedding, a job change, a move, and plan for a child at the same time. Any change, whether positive or negative, requires adaptive energy and time in order for you to adjust. All activities can’t be accomplished at once on same time.
3. Say ‘No’
Learn to say “no” when you really can’t handle an additional load. Sometimes pride gets in the way, or we want to be a “nice guy” to others at our own expense. Sometimes we think we can do more than we actually can. This will makes other happy but it will stressed you out.
4. Don’t be easily available
Don’t be easily available and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take a 10-20 minute relaxation break during the middle of the day. Take at least one day off during the week. Don’t plan any activity one or two evenings during the week. Take vacations that are more stress-relieving than stress-producing! Give time for yourself to relax.
5. Change your attitude and behavior
Change your attitude about stressful events that you cannot change. For example, change being stopped at a red light or stuck in rush hour traffic from a stress-producing event to a relaxation break; try to imagine that a person you have trouble dealing with has a physical problem that could explain their terrible behavior.
6. Don’t always expect win situation
If you are in a no-win situation, try to pull away from it for a time of relief, or change the environment which causes the situation. It is not important that you should always win the situation. In many case, even if you lose you can achieve many things.
7. Do one thing at a time
Try taking on one task at a time to prevent getting a feeling of being overwhelmed. Make a list of things you need to do. Put the most urgent task at the top. Once yo9u have accomplished it, cross it off and move on to the next one. The positive feeling of crossing things off can be very motivating.
8. Get daily exercise
Exercise is nature’s tranquilizer. The body’s stress response prepares us to deal with stress physically. When we exercise, we burn up all of the chemicals and hormones secreted during stress and can fully relax. Exercise actually puts a governor or “limiting” effect on the adrenal glands response to stress.
9. Use relaxing techniques
Use progressive muscle relaxation, massage, saunas, whirlpools, heat, sunlight, and biofeedback techniques. Development of the spiritual component of our lives can often help individuals obtain peace and calmness.
10. Express your feelings
Those who hold things in are at high risk for development of heart disease due to repressed anger. Crying has been shown to emotionally and physically reduce stress by the release of certain chemicals in tears. Strong family, community, church, and group associations correlate highly with ability to handle stress well