Stress

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Here are some things to consider doing.
Some items may not be applicable to you.

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To help avoid/reduce stress:

  • Exercise
  • Concentrate on doing the things that you feel have to be done
  • Take action, even if small steps, towards completing things you feel you have to do
  • Eat properly - eating junk food usually increases your stress 1-3 hours later
  • Take up a relaxing hobby

If you feel stressed:

  • Take some deep breaths
  • Write down what you feel stressed about and possible solutions
  • Remember that you don't have to do everything perfectly
  • Make a list of the things you feel need to be done, then:
    • Prioritize the list
    • Delegate as many items as feasible to others
  • If feasible, have sex
  • Be aware of the following symptoms of harmful stress:
    • Increased anger
    • Frustrated by little things
    • Losing confidence
    • Not feeling good about yourself
    • Inability to concentrate
    • Sleep problems - difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
    • Apathy - lack of interest in things
  • Consider massage therapy

Thanks for reading!