Wednesday, 25 January 2012

STRESS, STRESS, GO AWAY! (and don’t come again another day)

Do you feel that there have been too many pressures and demands on you lately? Too much schoolwork and too many tests? Eating on the run and not getting enough sleep? If these things are happening to you, no doubt, you are experiencing stress. Well, you are not alone. Most people experience stress at times. Don’t worry too much. There are ways to minimize and manage the condition.
Handling the Stress:
1. Take a stand against over scheduling
If you are feeling stretched, consider cutting out an activity or two, opting for just the ones that are most important to you.

2. Be realistic
Don’t try to be perfect-no one is. And expecting others to be perfect can add to your stress level, too. If you need help on something, like schoolwork, ask for it.

3. Get a good night’s sleep
Getting enough sleep helps keep your body and mind in top shape, making you better equipped to deal with any negative stressors.

4. Learn to relax
The body’s natural antidote to stress is called the relaxation response. It’s your body opposite of stress, and it creates a sense of well-being and calm. There are many ways to create the relaxation you need, like listening to music, watching comedy, or just floating in a pool.

5. Treat your body well
This includes having regular intake of healthy food. Eating too much junk food only results in vitamin and mineral deficiency. You need to eat fruit and vegetables, too. Regular exercise will keep your hormones in balance, as well as make your body fit.

6. Think positively
Your outlook, attitude, and thoughts influence the way you see things. Is your cup half full or half empty? A healthy dose o optimism can help you make the best of stressful circumstance
(Source: C n S magazine)

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