8 Smart Ways to Deal with Stress ...


Coping with stress can seem impossible.

It´s essential, though, to take control of the stress – even if you can´t take control of whatever´s causing it.

Otherwise your mental and physical health will be affected.

Since stress is usually caused by external influences, you can´t always eradicate it, but you can learn techniques and ways of coping with stress.2

So here are some ways to deal with stress and help yourself to manage the effect it has on you.2

1. Confide

Keeping your worries to yourself can be toxic.

We all need someone to confide in, and the simple fact of voicing them out loud can help.

What´s more, someone looking at the situation from the outside can often see ways of helping that you yourself are too close to the problem to recognise.

2. Take Control

The problem with stress is that it can very quickly spiral until it becomes uncontrollable.

Result: we get sick and even more stressed.

Take control of the situation as much as you can.

This allows you to feel less helpless, instead of feeling that the stress is controlling you.

3. Time out

Time out from a stressful situation is ESSENTIAL.

Being a carer, for example, can leave you little free time.

But it´s so important to get away, even if only for a couple f hours.

Time out allows you to recharge and relax a little, which will help when you return to the stressful situation.

4. Unavailable

People around us, whether friends, family or bosses, can be very demanding of our time and energy, and many of us find it hard to say no when they want something, or ignore a ringing phone.3

For your own sake you simply just have to make yourself unavailable sometimes.

Switch off your cellphone, go out without it, or just say you don´t have time when you´re asked for yet another favour.

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