Lifestyle approaches to managing stress
Write out a to-do list
If there is a mountain of responsibilities looming over you, try writing out a detailed to-do list, and then work your way through it in small, manageable steps.
centering your energy and focusing on the present moment can help you face each new day with gratitude and productivity.
Take care of yourself
Although self-care can often be neglected when stressed, eating balanced meals, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep can make all the difference.
Exercise releases mood-supporting endorphins.
Be kind to yourself
Keep things in perspective and focus on the good things that you are grateful for and that bring you joy. It’s also ok to say “no” sometimes – you don’t have to please everyone.
Make healthy food choices
A well-balanced diet can provide the nutrients you need to keep both physically and mentally well.
Ask for help
Sometimes, we give ourselves unnecessary stress because we are too scared or proud to ask for help. Admit when you are struggling, and reach out to those around you.