Stress is a normal part of life and usually comes from everyday events: Here are the some of the ways you can deal with everyday sources of stress.
1.Eliminate as many sources of stress as you can.
For example, if crowds bother you, go to the supermarket when you know the lines won’t be too long. Clear up the clutter in your life by giving away or throwing away the things that get in your way.
If you can’t find the time for all the activities that are important to you, maybe you are trying to do too much. Again, make a list of what you do during the day and how much each activity takes. Then cut back.
3.Avoid predictably stressful situations.
If a certain sport or game makes you tense (whether it’s tennis or bridge), decline the invitation to play. After all, the point of these activities is to have a good time. If you know you won’t, there’s no reason to play.
4. If you can’t remove the stress, remove yourself.
Slip away once in a while for some private time. These quiet moments may give you a fresh perspective on your problems. Avoid stressful people. For example, if you don’t get along with your father-in-law but you don’t want to make an issue of it, invite other in-laws at the same time you invite him. Having other people around will absorb some of the pressure you would normally feel.
5.Competing with others is an avoidable source of stress.
You might know people who do all they can to provoke envy in others. While it may seem easy to say you should be satisfied with what you have, it’s the truth. Stress from this kind of jealousy is self-inflicted.
6.Try doing only one thing at a time.
For example, when you’re riding your exercise bike, you don’t have to listen to the radio or watch television.
7.Sometimes it’s okay to do nothing.
There is nothing wrong just to chill.
8. If you suffer from insomnia, headaches, recurring colds, or stomach upsets, consider whether stress is part of the problem.
Being chronically angry, frustrated, or apprehensive can deplete your physical resources.
9.If you feel stress (or anything else) is getting the better of you, seek professional help — a doctor or therapist.
Early signs of excess stress are loss of a sense of well-being and reluctance to get up in the morning to face another day.