Friday, January 25, 2008

Top 5 Tips On How To Manage The Stress

No matter where you go, it seems like you hear it all the time from nearly every one you know - "I'm SO stressed out!"

Pressures abound world today cause stress and anxiety, and often time we are ill-equipped to deal with those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick.

Stress is a part of daily life, no one can escape from it, to maintain a health and well-being life, all the things that make difference is how you react to the stress, your attitude and approach makes all the things difference.

We know pressures occur throughout life and those pressures cause stress. One thing you need to realize is that you will never completely get rid of stress in your life, but you can learn coping techniques to turn that stress into a healthier situation.

In fact, some stress is good stress. You may not believe that, but sometimes stress can motivate you to do things you may not normally do in a relaxed state.

Believe it or not, stress can make you brave enough to go forward when normally you might hesitate.

Speaking of how to manage the stress effectively? And how to relieve the stress, following are five quick steps you can take;

1. Don't just sit there. Move!

According to many psychologists, motion creates emotion. You might notice that when you are idle, it's easier to become depressed. Your heart rate slows down, less oxygen travels to your brain, and you are slumped somewhere in a chair blocking air from reaching your lungs.

So go to take a walk, drinking a glass of water, looking at objects in nature, or do some exercise can be a great stress buster.

I especially like the technique of exercise, because when you exercise, your heart rate goes up, you begin to sweat, and your breathing becomes heavier, which really light your body up afterwards and help you relieve the stress.

2. Smell The Roses

How do you smell the roses? How about investing some money to go on that one trip you've been dreaming about? Visit a country with lots of exotic places to jolt your imagination and spur your creativity. So detach from your daily activities and venture a little bit is a good way to go.

3. Help Others Cope With Their Problems

It is very therapeutic when you engross yourself in helping others. You will be surprised how many people's problems are worse than those you may be facing. You can offer others assistance in countless ways. Don't curl up in your bed and let depression and stress take hold of you.

Get out and help somebody. But be careful. Don't get caught up in other people's problems in an attempt to forget about your own.

4. Laugh a Lot

By now you've heard that laughter is a good internal medicine. It relieves tension and loosens the muscles. It causes blood to flow to the heart and brain. More importantly, laughter releases a chemical that rids the body of pains. So laugh more.

5. Wear Your Knees Out

If there were one sustainable remedy I could offer you when the going gets tough, it would be prayer. Many people (depending on their faith) might call it meditation. It doesn't matter to me what you call it, as long as you have a place to run to.

Finally, no matter which tips you are going to apply and use, just remember the most important thing is to understand the root cause of your stress first. No one can understand your problem better than you do. A few minutes spend to recognize your true feelings can completely change the situation, so find and identify what triggered the stress first.

In the other words, identify the cause of stress and pull out from it for a moment and then deal with it. Change the focus of attention when you return to the problem, you will find it does not look as monstrous as you felt before.

Now, you have this above stress relieve tips, hopefully you can do better job towards to your own stress management.

Ann Liu, business development manager of Also a certified internet marketer of and author of

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