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How can I stop feeling so stressed?

20 Answers
Last Updated: 08/24/2020 at 10:14pm
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I have been through a lot in life too, which helps me to be able to empathize with situations, thoughts and feelings that we have. Sometimes, it's not easy just being human.

Top Rated Answers
insightfulSugar33
December 8th, 2015 7:31pm
Life can be tough, that means that you now have to wait for the good times because time keeps changing. At the time when you are stressed, you should start thinking of the stuff that motivates you, or you can think of the good times when you chased an exam or when you solved a problem. Then start figuring out the root cause of the stress and think of a valid solution. If there is no possible solution then accept the fact that stress won't solve the problem.
Anonymous
December 28th, 2015 11:36am
Learn to say No because if you do things that are overwhelming this leads to stressing out and you being overwhelmed
positivePower46
October 3rd, 2016 7:38am
Love yourself and spend Me time. Try to analyze what is causing you stress? And make a list of your stress and try to work on them.
AmandaArctica
February 26th, 2015 7:28pm
Be sure to take a moment (or several!) for yourself from time to time. Don't let anyone tell you that's selfish either - taking time for yourself is so important for your overall health and wellbeing.
Anonymous
April 11th, 2015 5:59pm
Taking a break can really help to relieve stress. Even on a stressful day you can just take 5 mins out to listen a beautiful song, you love the most, and you will feel relaxed.
Specious
May 22nd, 2015 4:03pm
There are a lots of ways you can stop feeling stressed; the hardest part is realising that the feeling of stress is temporary. Some of the best ways I find of dealing with stress is by talking about it or writing it down. Trying to keep an active log of what makes you feel stressed, where you feel stressed in your body and how you feel when your stressed are all great tips to help you feel more control from here on out. There are other things you can do to help yourself after that; like going for a walk, treating yourself to a nice cup of tea or doing an activity that you like!
Anonymous
May 24th, 2015 2:48am
breathe. believe you can be OK. Beliefs are all made up. Change them to more positive. Nothing to lose and much to gain.
charmingNarwhal24
June 30th, 2015 11:07pm
Sometimes you just need to take a breather and relax. Maybe try going for a walk or a run? Some type of exercise always helps me.
Anonymous
July 13th, 2015 12:07am
One (or two) words: Self-care. Stress affects everyone, and it can be a very negative thing. Taking care of yourself is the number one step to living a less stressful life. You are important, and the less you take care of yourself, the less you are able to handle the negative factors that surround you. Self-care can involve activities such as relaxation techniques, which help relieve the tension of stress.
Kimly97
August 24th, 2015 3:25pm
When i feel stressed, I distract myself by doing the things I love and living the present moment. Do some yoga, read a book, watch a movie, etc. Good luck! Kimly
Anonymous
November 16th, 2015 10:04am
Take a relaxing bath and just take a moment to breath and say you can do this and things will turn out alright.
glowingRiver80
January 12th, 2016 2:29am
Focus on one feeling and task at a time and breath. Relax your body and mind by facing one issue at a time resolve it, and it will make you feel great.
windfox3
September 27th, 2016 12:07am
Stress can be both good and bad, it is a product of emotional arousal - which can be happiness and excitement, or anxiety and anger. To reduce your stress, you have to continually monitor the state of your body's arousal. This is done by being mindful of how you physically feel. Are your muscles tense? Is your jaw clenched? Are your actions being performed so quickly that you're getting clumsy? Do you have a high level of energy in your body that is making you feel uncomfortable, like you might be restless and don't know what to do? These are all signs of stress. When you identify symptoms like this, it's a good idea to take a break from whatever you're doing and try some ten to fifteen minute relaxation exercises. This could be as simple as deep breathing, light stretching or even taking time to color a mandala. Whatever activity you choose, try consciously focusing on relaxing your muscles from head to toe. At the end of your break, take a deep breath and pay attention to the difference you feel, which will hopefully refresh you and your ability to concentrate!
Anonymous
March 27th, 2017 3:32am
Sit in a quite place, focus on your breath. Breath in and out. Reflect on your emotions towards what is stressing you out. Decide If it is a matter to be stressed out about.
ComfortableSoul
April 3rd, 2017 12:35pm
If I am stressed with anything, I tried to take a pause and breathe in and out, to calm myself and to meditate. I tried to connect to the earth to let go to whatever that bothers me. Listening to music also helped me a lot. In addition to that, talking to people or doing things that can divert your attention plays a big role too.
fantasticSea58
August 22nd, 2017 10:49pm
Take time to do things you know make you happy, even really tiny things like making a nice snack or putting on your comfiest socks. Just don't forget that tiny things add up to bigger things, and if you are doing a thousand tiny things that make you happy, managing things that are stressful become that much easier.
Anonymous
May 14th, 2018 9:43pm
Evaluate the things that make you stressed out, is it something you are capable of controlling? Such as school work and time management? You can also refer to the 7 cups anxiety guide.
Anonymous
August 21st, 2018 5:29pm
Meditation is really helpful. You sit and focus on your deep slow breathing and let your thoughts gently pass by without getting involved with them. If you find yourself getting caught up, return to focusing on your deep breaths. 15 minutes a day does wonders! and the more the merrier. Journaling your feelings is also helpful :) you can also talk to calm, collected and carefree people :) Spending some time in the nature and being away from the daily grind really boosts your mood too and is relaxing... taking slow deep breaths is helpful in general and any situation :)
JeshuaMorbus
July 1st, 2019 5:36pm
First of all, look at yourself and try to discern what makes you feel stressed. Once the (most obvious) reasons are there, you should work in changing those. You usually won't be able to change everything at once but, heck, try go little by little and finding resources and / or time to deal with it. Sometimes, a stomp in the ground at time can work miracles, or some time off, or just focusing on something you love to do. Whatever the choice is, stick to it until you feel a little better. That said, this is not an excuse to be playing videogames all day XD
KarinaSmiles
August 24th, 2020 10:14pm
My favorite way to destress is to take some time away from stressful situations. It is nice to go for a walk outside and get some fresh air. It is also nice to talk to a friend or family member, even if it is just a text or a phone call, but even better in person. I also like taking some time to myself and practicing self-care. It looks different at different points in my mood. Sometimes self-care is cooking a nice dinner, or taking a bath, or painting my nails, other times it is stretching out my body or reading a book or watching a funny youtube video. Taking a break from the stressful activity or situation is the best way to stop feeling stressed in the short term, and then you can come back to it with a clearer head.