“Stress is emotional energy. It can come from outside you, at work and in relationships , or from inside you, for example a desire to be thin. Exercise, sleep, and eating well can all combat stress” says Deanne Jade, Founder of National Centre for Eating Disorders.
Get enough sleep. The body functions better if there is enough sleep where the body cells rejuvenates to regain energy and alertness.
Avoid food that triggers stress. If under stress, avoid caffeine, alcohol, fatty food, and processed food.
Organize and manage time effectively. There is always enough time to those who do not know how to manage time. The demands of life will always be there but there is only one self and 24 hours to do all them. Time is very important and therefore should be allocated wisely. Know when to accept responsibilities, when to say “no”, and when to delegate a task. One can never go wrong if priorities are set, know what is immediate and not. Another important thing to do is to get organized on personal or work activities
Be realistic with your goals and decisions. There are things in life that we cannot control and are not achievable at the present time. We need to evaluate the situation that causes the stress. We might be pushing ourselves too hard with high expectations or clinging to someone or a situation. Do not waste too much energies and brain fluids, rather see if it is time to let go and be realistic in life.
Build relationships. Whether family or work relationships, build them well. One can handle stress well if surrounded by people who will support and willing to give an extra hand to help. Handling stress will be much easier if emotional needs are met.
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