What To Do When Stress

Here are some of the easy-to-follow-tips when you encounter stressful situation in your life.  Stress is a common denominator especially if you live in a fast-paced society.  While some level of stress is acceptable, too much stress can lead harm to your physical, mental and emotional well-beings.  So the question is what to do when stress?

 Removing unnecessary “to do” lists

Have you ever found yourself compiling “to do” lists? These lists are good to the extent that they help you to get organized and motivated.  However, don’t unnecessarily burden yourself with too much of those.  Feel free to adjust the lists in order to suit them to your current situation.  If in any event that you can’t complete all the items that you have listed, simply let go of it and don’t feel bad about yourself for not completing the task.  Let go of the tight mentality that you have to finish all things at one go and be more open to other possibilities.  This leads to the next point.

 Be fluid and less rigid

Be open to the life’s unfolding possibilities.  Despite all the plans and targets that you make in life, there are various possibilities that can derail your original plans.  Instead of working yourself up and feeling upset about it (a little upset is normal), try to let go of your rigidity and adjust your plans accordingly.

 Avoid difficult people

Whom do you find difficult to deal with in life? These are the potential stressors to your life.  Is it your co-workers, your boss, your family members or your friends? Avoid draining your energy further by arguing with them.  Minimize contacts with them and move on the path of the least-resistance.

 Stop multi-tasking

Contrary to some beliefs, multi-tasking is not as cool as it is made up to be.  It does more harm than good to your body.  Try to focus on your task one thing at a time.  You get more done by doing this.  By focusing on one task at a time, you learn to appreciate your task better and the quality of your work will improve.

 Know when to quit

Ability to know when to quit goes a long way in keeping stress out from your life.  Try to identify your day-to-day stress levels.  Stop doing whatever that gives you too much stress and learn to quit.  By taking a break, you will be able to recharge yourself.  Only then, can you able to perform the task at hand more effectively.

 Be grateful

Learn to be grateful for your life.  Life is precious.  Do not waste your life by being negative about it.  Despite the pains and troubles, life offers unbound less opportunity for betterment.  Appreciate your current mental and physical health, financial condition, relationship as well as your occupation.  Be grateful for your current state of affair by thinking that things can get even worse that your current state.


Doing regular exercise such as jogging, swimming, cycling, brisk walking can help in maintaining your physical well being.  By being physically fit, you will naturally be better able in coping with stress.

 After reading this article, it is hoped that you will gain better control of your life.  Hopefully, you will find that it is not worth it to let yourself experiencing stress in life more than you can bear.  Your life is in your own hand.

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