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Managing Stress Your Own Way

Posted Nov 26 2012 4:31pm

Before you can manage stress you must first recognize the signs and symptoms of stress. Too often many will resort to medication or herbal remedies to reduce or eliminate stress without discovering the cause of the stress. Being too quick to try to remedy the stress will simply lead to temporary results and will eventually return once the effect of the medication has taken its course.

Personal stress management involves making your own routines that will allow you to cope with problems and avoiding a possible occurrence of stress in your daily life. Here are some tips on how to get rid of stress in your own personal way.

Understanding Is the First Key

The first step in personal stress management is to know what stress really is and how it can affect your life. For starters, stress is a scenario or events in your life that will affect your emotional, mental and physical faculties in a negative way. Most often, stress starts off with the mind, branches off and affects your emotions, and if left uncontrolled will begin to take its toll on your body.

Try to take some time off to reflect on what problems in your life may be causing the unwanted stress. Consider writing everything that may be stressful or simply write down all your problems in a journal . Once written you will be able to analyze them one at a time. If you can narrow the cause of your stress then you can easily find ways in getting rid of it.

Talking with a close friend or a family member about your problems is also a great way to deal with stress. Since stress consists of bottled up emotions, it’s wise to find ways to release the stress before it blows up which may not be very pretty. 

Help Yourself

Now that you discovered out how stress can affect your life, all that you need now is to make it go away. As mentioned, resorting to medications or tools will only lead to temporary results, you need to choose a more permanent approach, and that is your mind. Stress usually rears its ugly head when you start to think about it. If you let your problems control you then you will feel the effects of it almost immediately.

You need to relax and face stress head on. Identify the causes and find a solution one at a time. You may use music therapy to help you relax, or meditation to clear your mind for a fresh start.

Aromatherapy can also help in relaxing your mind. Certain scents such as lavender and jasmine are proven to have a calming effect and can help you keep a clear head. This is practically useful if you plan to sort through all your concerns and try to find a solution for each one.

Take Baby Steps

Problems are usually a prelude to stress. The more the problems pile up, the more stressed you will eventually become. If a certain event enters your life, whether career or personal, try to take care of it as soon as possible. Don’t let your work pile up or it may become too much to handle later on.

The secret to success in personal stress management is to identify the causes of stress in your life.

Find a self-made routine that can help you deal with it and cope with future problems that will surely arise if neglected.

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