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How to Feel Better When You're Stressed 17

Posted Feb 06 2010 1:55pm
Here are some tips on how to make yourself feel better when you’re stressed
1. Calm down

    Before anything elsecalm yourself down. Don’t panic. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.

2. Feed your mind with positive thoughts

    When you’re depressedit’s easy to fall into a vicious cycle of negative thoughts. It’s important that you break this cycle. To do thatfeed your mind with positive thoughts. You may read spiritual textsmotivational booksor inspiring quotes. You may also listen to positive tapes.

3. Remember good things

    Direct your mind to the positive. Remember the good things in your life. Remember the good people around you.

4. Look at the big picture

    An event that seems bad might not seem that bad if you look at the big picture. Put the event in context.

5. Believe that everything will be all right

    What you believe has a big effect on you. If you believe that things will go wrongthat would usually be the case. On the other handif you believe that everything will be all rightyou will have a winning attitude.

6. Exercise

    When you’re depressedtake time to exercise. Exercise relieves the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

7. Forgive

Sometimes one reason you feel bad is because you don’t forgive. Perhaps you had made mistakes in the past and you blamed yourself for it. You need to forgive yourself. Or perhaps someone mistreated you. You need to forgive them.

8. Take action

    Things won’t get better if you just sit and do nothing. Instead of thinking about how bad things arethink of what you can do to solve the problem and take action.

9. Say something positive

    Negative words have devastating effect on your confidence and motivation. So whenever you’re about to say something negativestop yourself and take a deep breath. Reframe what you’re going to say and make it positive.

10. Think about other people

    One of the best ways to make yourself feel better is simply by taking the focus away from yourself. Start thinking about other people and how you can help them. When you do thatyour problems will no longer seem so hard.
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