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Ten Ways to Deal with Stress

  Get rid of what's causing the stress - if you can. For example, if your job is too stressful, maybe it's time to look for another. If the guy you're dating is causing you too much stress... well, check his expiration date, maybe it's time to move on.
  Change your attitude toward what's causing the stress. (Easy to write, harder to do). Write down what is causing you stress and how you react to it. Then take a nice deep belly-breath. Repeat the breaths three times.
  Face up to what's causing the stress until it isn’t stressful anymore.
  Avoid hassles. Identify the things that stress you out and eliminate them or prepare yourself to cope with them. Take a day off, that's what weekends are for.

  Pursue a new hobby or sport. Take time to do what you enjoy, not what other people want or 'expect' you to do. Start keeping a journal. Writing down your thoughts and emotions can relieve a lot of stress and also help you see your creative side.

If that fails, go shopping :-)

  Don't deny or repress your emotions, this only compounds stress. Don't be afraid to cry; crying can relieve anxiety and let out bottled-up emotions.

  Work on creating a stress-free place in your home. Your room should be a safe stress-free place for you to go to. Decorate it so you find it calming, soothing and safe.

If you're a parent, make a space in the house that's YOUR area. Maybe you can turn part of a basement into a crafts, or painting, or yoga area.

  Family and Friends. I hope everyone has at least one friend they can "unload" on. You might be close to a parent or clergy person. Everyone needs someone to talk to and lean on. If that doesn't work, try a girl's night out.

  If you feel you simply cannot handle the stress in your life, consider outside help. You may be able to talk to a guidance counselor at school, or you may want to consult a qualified counselor or other practitioner who can help you handle your problems and learn effective stress reduction techniques.

It is often beneficial to talk with someone who can offer an objective response whether a trusted friend or a professional counselor.

Don’t be afraid to try new ideas, like yoga, or Tai Chi. Both are good for you and you don't necessarily have to be a jock to do them or benefit from them.

Chill for a bit every day also, even if you can only take 10 to 15 minutes. I think you will feel refreshed after a "time out" from the phone, computer and other people.

I take these when stressed out and they help me, from our friends at Native Remedies. Get More Information on Triple Complex Mood Tonic Tissue Salts. ~ Amy, RN

Get Information on PureCalm for Anxiety (it's great for winding down at the end of a hectic day. I've used it).

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