Everyone gets stressed. You can’t escape it. But how you deal with it is mainly up to you. Here are some tools to help you reduce stress in your life.
1. Know your signs.
How do you show stress? Some people get angry. Others find it hard to focus or make decisions. Some people feel worried or sad. Sometimes, stress can lead to headache, upset stomach or trouble sleeping. Different people show different signs. Your signs of stress may be different from someone else’s.
2. Look at the causes.
What situations make you stressed? Your stress may be linked to your family, health or work. Keep in mind that stress is often caused by a change in your life — whether the change is good or bad. Marriage, divorce, losing a job or a getting a promotion can all result in stress.
- American Psychological Association
- Greeson JM. Mindfulness research update: 2008. Complementary Health Practice Review. 2009;14(1):10-18
The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.