Stress can be hard on your body and cause other health problems. If you were injured at work or going through a stressful legal battle, it can really take a toll. Here are some ways to handle stress:
- Go for a walk. If you start feeling overwhelmed, try going for a walk around the block. It can help clear your head.
- Put down your phone. Social media and constant emails can add to stress. Try going for an hour before bed without looking at your phone or computer.
- Take deep breaths. Taking deep breaths can help calm you down and focus better. Meditation has been shown to lower stress levels.
- Exercise. Hit the gym or do a quick workout at home. Exercising releases endorphins, which can improve your mood and lower stress.
- Sleep. Sometimes stress can keep you up at night. It’s really important that you get a good night’s sleep, or else it can lead to a vicious cycle of lack of sleep causing even more stress the next day.
- Listen to music. Try listening to upbeat music (and even dance a little!). This can help reduce stress and improve your mood.
- Read a book. Sitting down, relaxing, and reading a good book can take your mind off of the things that are stressing you out.
- Meet a friend for coffee. Enjoy a coffee or a night out with friends to talk about what’s going on, or to get your mind off of it.
These are just some ideas of ways to manage stress. It’s important to manage stress in a healthy way. Ignoring stress or turning to things like alcohol will only make it worse in the long run.
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