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what are ways I can better manage my stress to help me cope positively?

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Last Updated: 10/02/2018 at 11:07am
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CoffeeTeaAndHonesty
April 7th, 2015 9:13pm
Usually we become stressed out when we have too much on our plates, therefore some of the best things to do are: (1) Write out a to-do list, (2) tackle ONE item on the list at a time, and (3) if a task is particularly challenging/long, then split it up into segments and take breaks every 15-25 minutes or so.
TypicalPterodactyl
August 13th, 2018 3:31pm
You can try setting a timer for 1 minute, and breathing in until the last digit shows a zero, and breathing out until the last digit shows a five. This relaxes many people.
hereToListen29
January 24th, 2015 9:36pm
Meditation is very good at dealing with stress. http://whatmeditationreallyis.com/index.php/dare-to-meditate.html is an extensive guide on how to deal with this. :)
OptimisticOmega
May 11th, 2015 7:51pm
Stress can be very difficult and to deal with it a lot is really hard. I've found that writing the positives in a bad situation helps. Like, If you say something to somebody that you shouldn't of said - You would learn from it, so there's always something good in a bad situation. I find that it helps to keep positive!
serenePomegranate15
June 11th, 2015 2:30am
There are so many techniques that can work wonders! Maybe if your a planner, organizing and compartmentalizing the stressors; Make a list of things and handle each stressor individually. One thing is much easier to tackle than many. Take some you time, no matter what is going on, schedule a dedicated block of time you can dedicate to relaxing preferred activities. If your finding in the moment it's hard to get out of your head, grounding techniques such as listing 5 things that invoke your senses (what do you see,taste,hear ect) or even deep breathing can help. When in doubt, one of the lovely listeners here at 7 cups might offer an ear and even more suggestions!
Anonymous
June 17th, 2015 8:18pm
You can always take two minutes every day, to just clear your mind and breathe. Plan out your day before it takes place so that you feel more prepared for what's ahead. Stress and anxiety are common enemies, but a clear enough mind can stop them with ease.
magicalsummer152
June 18th, 2015 6:03am
Doing stufc you love to Talking walks Deep breaths And most importantly talking to someone who can understand you will definately help you
Anonymous
August 25th, 2015 7:04pm
I find that exercise is a good way to cope with stress. Also, getting things in order. So making to do lists and setting goals will give some rest. And what also helps: treat yourself, be nice to yourself.
greenberyl
August 31st, 2015 6:08pm
Think about what you are stressed about and why. In most cases, the worst case scenario for your stress really doesn't affect you that much overall in life.
Anonymous
September 1st, 2015 1:42pm
Make to do lists, and reward yourself whenever you finished a stressful task. This will give you a sense of achievement and motivate you to complete further steps on your to do list.
Lukedurrett
September 8th, 2015 1:50pm
ask yourself about what you can do about the sources of the stress, keep a positive attitude, stand up for yourself in a polite way. You dont have to be rude about it, just confront the source. Learn and practice relaxation skills whether its reading, listening to music, walking, or writing. You can also release alot of your stress through exercise. Eat healthy, Fast-Food joints and microwave meals dont help you at all. and try to manage your time wisely. There should be no rush through your day. Say No, when you can, to things that can increase your stress. Make time for hobbies and things that you like to do. Things that could make you happy. and DONT rely on drugs, alcohol, or food to help against stress. and if things go to worst, talk to a counselor or a trusted parent/guardian or adult. hope this helps you guys
Anonymous
December 21st, 2015 4:44am
Seek counceling . Exercise eat healthy ,Stay away from negative situations. Spend some time outside. Practice deep breathing
Anonymous
January 26th, 2016 12:13am
Try to meditate :) Also, understand the negative effects of stress & why stress does you no good. Eliminate sources of stress. Take a break from the things that are stressing you. Good luck :)
Katje00000
November 14th, 2017 6:08pm
I think listening to music you love and taking some time out to just have a walk alone really helps when dealing with stress. I currently have a lot of work but I spend about 45 minutes alone on the terrace everyday after coming home. I suppose that's an introvert's way of dealing with stress but it completely refreshes me and allows me to form a definite plan for what I can do next.
Kyrheb05
January 15th, 2018 7:43am
Read, write, sports, or really any hobby you enjoy doing to get your mind of whatever has you stressed
Tyedyedbutterfly65
October 2nd, 2018 11:07am
Get more sleep, learn to relax by using meditation or relaxing movies or music, breathing exercises, eat right, exercise, self positive talk, taking time away from stressful places and stressful people, find fun hobbies, try new things, talk walks outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery , the fall leaves, volunteering also is very rewarding, play games that are relaxing. playing with our furbabies, having family functions that have games and good food, hang with fun friends, do some alone time where you can go places you would like to go and spend as much time as you want too.