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Stress relief: Discover the why, when and how of saying no to reduce stress.
Stress management: Problem-solving is a technique that enables you to come up with creative solutions for reducing and managing stress.
Breath practices can benefit your mind and body. Learn techniques for using deep, conscious breathing to be in the present moment and reduce stress.
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Coping with stress at work is easier when you identify your triggers and address them head on.
To alleviate a stressful situation, put your problem-solving skills to use: 1. Identify what's causing your stress in specific terms. 2. Brainstorm potential ways you might solve your problem. 3. Choose the option that feels the most realistic and satisfying. 4. Implement your solution. 5. Reflect on the outcome and whether your solution worked.
Humor is a great way to relieve stress. Laughter releases endorphins, natural substances that help you feel better and maintain a positive attitude. Go ahead. Give it a try. Hang funny photos or comic strips in your work space. Make it a habit to spend time with friends who make you laugh. Who knows? Laugh and the world might laugh with you.
Are you stressed? Use these techniques to shift the odds in your favor: 1. Stick with your routine. When you're faced with challenges, take comfort in good-for-you rituals, such as regular physical activity. 2. Don't skimp on sleep. 3. Practice relaxation techniques, such as visualization or meditation.
Is your plate piled too high with deadlines and obligations? Are you trying to cram too many activities into too little time? If so, you may find stress relief by learning how to say no to others and yes to yourself. Don't make up reasons to get out of an obligation. The truth is always the best way to turn down a friend, family member or co-worker. But let them down gently. Compliment the person's or group's effort while saying that you're unable to commit at this time. It will soften the blow and keep you in good graces.