75 Useful Tips for Managing Stress


With winter just around the corner we decided it was time to give you some great tips that will help you manage stress.

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It’s no secret that we all suffer from stress in our lives. Do you know some people who deal well with stressful situations and others who just fall apart at the drop of a hat? Stress is change and change is inevitable. Hence, it is unrealistic to attempt to avoid all stress. Stress is an inevitable part of our lives so it is important to get a handle on it before it takes over your life. Stress can be one of the causes of overeating, weight problems, health problems and relationship issues. Learning to manage stress is the only way to create a fun and healthy lifestyle.

Frustrated Woman at Computer With Stack of Paper75 tips for a satisfying life in the midst of our unending chaos:

  1. Begin living now.
  2. Live in the present.
  3. Stop asking to be rescued.
  4. Stop waiting “until”…
  5. Journal your thoughts and feelings.
  6. Keep track of your accomplishments.
  7. Set realistic and attainable goals.
  8. Accept constructive criticism from others.
  9. Choose your friends wisely.
  10. Be honest about how you feel.
  11. Ask for what you need and want.
  12. Make friends with people who like themselves.
  13. Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
  14. Emphasize your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.
  15. Let other people run their lives.
  16. Give permission to yourself to be afraid of failure and success.
  17. Develop your personal talents and skills.
  18. Learn to accept what you cannot change.
  19. Get proper nutrition.
  20. Get sufficient rest.
  21. Exercise regularly.
  22. Stop talking about your miseries.
  23. Talk about your strengths and assets.
  24. Think positively.
  25. Read about human growth.
  26. Learn to meditate.
  27. Learn from children.
  28. Take time to smell the roses.
  29. Stop blaming others for your misfortunes.
  30. Take responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
  31. Dress in a way that feels good for you.
  32. Encourage others to be the best they can be.
  33. Stop assuming that others cannot get along without you.
  34. Stop feeling good only when doing for others.
  35. Be playful.
  36. Share responsibilities.
  37. Ask for strokes.
  38. Listen to people.
  39. Compromise on occasion.
  40. Take a risk.
  41. Stop being a door mat.
  42. Make decisions for personal growth.
  43. Have fun.
  44. Sing.
  45. Dance.
  46. Face life with dignity.
  47. Treat others how you desire to be treated.
  48. Do something exciting.
  49. Vary your routine.
  50. Stop letting others push you around.
  51. Do something you’d really like to do for YOU.
  52. Get a medical and dental checkup.
  53. Be alert.
  54. Organize your work.
  55. Focus on one task at a time.
  56. Spend time alone.
  57. Read a good book.
  58. Curl up on the couch and watch a great movie.
  59. Redecorate your home.
  60. Make your living environment comfortable.
  61. Resolve your problem today.
  62. Set boundaries.
  63. Live with gratitude.
  64. Let go of what is lost.
  65. Turn on your answering machine.
  66. Listen to the sound of your own voice.
  67. Encourage others to take responsibility for themselves.
  68. Encourage gentleness in yourself and others.
  69. Enjoy your sexuality.
  70. Face painful situations head-on.
  71. Enjoy being paid well for a job well done.
  72. Repeat actions that result in exhilaration.
  73. Get into loose fitting clothes at home.
  74. Love yourself completely.
  75. Remember that you are an adult.

(Tips from Dr. Susan Mendelsohn Ediets Psychologist)

Think about the tips above and try to put some of them into action. I certainly will be!

stress managementMel x