We all know that it is so much easier to put out a small fire than to extinguish a raging one. The same goes with dealing stress, small doses of it are easier to control than its larger amounts that have built up over a period of time. Stress has a huge impact on all aspects of our well being may it be with mental, physical or emotional. That is why we need to know how to control it and keep it in manageable level. But how can we do that?
First is with communication. Good communication is one of the most essential tools for effective stress management. Many find that talking to their mate, a friend or a colleague does much to reduce stress.
Second is a release. When we say a release, this means doing something that is the total opposite of stressful. Not just relaxing, but taking it to the next level – having fun! This can simply be window shopping at the mall after work or playing FoxyBingo in your free time. Having fun for a few minutes in the in the middle or after a stressful day is a sure-fire way to recharge your positive energies.
Another is the value of our sense of humor. Laughing is both refreshing and healthful because the body produces endorphins and suppresses the production of adrenaline when we laugh. That is why it is good to come up with something funny in the most stressful situation. Just don’t make it too loud, people around might suspect that you are experiencing much more than stress.
Good qualities also reduce stress. Having a companion that shows mildness and self control lightens up the atmosphere. Much more advantage if we apply such qualities to our self.
Lastly, as an individual we should humbly acknowledge to our self that we have physical, mental and emotional limits and that we cannot do everything we would like to do. As difficult as this can be, we may need to learn when and how to say NO to demands that exceed what we realistically can handle.
In our daily activities, even we strictly apply this tips, it does not guarantee that we would be free from all stress but at least we can keep the stress under control and it is always so manageable.