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     At some time or another, stress will affect you. Stress can com from all aspects of life, from issues at work to friends and family. Overdue bills and life in general can cause stress. Some of us face stress everyday. It is very important to controls your stress levels and know how to do so. I wanted to share some useful tips that you can apply to your life to help reduce your stress and live healthy. Stress can cause many health issues, from chest pain, heart attack complications, and depression just to name a few. We can apply these tips to help us cope with our ever-changing life situations.

     The most important things to do when you are experiencing stress is to find something to do that makes you happy. It is just like dealing with a crying child that wants a toy. You give him the toy and he is no longer crying. You should already know what makes you happy. It could  be writing, fishing, hunting, dancing, listening to music, sports, or driving. You may like to be by yourself or you may enjoy hanging out with a friend. Find what makes you happy and do it. The next time you are stressed, go do what makes you happy and see if that helps you lower your stress level. Hopefully it will.

     Everybody is different when it comes to dealing with stress. Remember, you have to find out what makes you happy and apply it to your life when stress is involved. This will change your mind-set and you will be less likely to have any symptoms caused by stress, such as being depressed. Writing and drawing are also good ways to relieve stress. Many people like to write down their problems or draw to take their mind off these issues. If you have too much stress on you, it can cause heart issues. You have to find what cools you down or takes you mind off the problems.

     We can't change the unchangeable. Don't stress over things that you can't change, especially the past. How many of us want to go back and change different things? Many of us do. We can't and it is pointless to stress about it. It is not healthy. We live for today and this minute right now. Stress management can be applied to our life. It is very important, but you have to know how you can take it off your mind. Stress is what we make it. Learn how to keep it at low levels. If the issue could be corrected or solved, do it. For example, say you are stressing about a bill. You know what you have to do, pay it. It may seem simple, but people actually stress over anything. If the issue or problem can be fixed, we have to take care of it as soon as we can.

     When we deal with stress and defeat it, we get a sense of self-pride. In other words, we feel better. We can feel that weight off of our shoulders. You can manage your stress. You just need to learn how to deal with them head on. If it is something you can take care of yourself, do it. If it is something you can't change, forget about it. If it won't go away, go find your happiness, whatever it may be. Keep your stress levels low. Stress can be very unhealthy. It caused heart attacks, heart complications, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and leads to depression. It is very important to manage you stress. Learn what makes you happy and apply these tips when you are dealing with stress.



Oct 30, 2011 9:23pm
Stress is ever present. You have aptly listed some ways to manage it well.
Nov 1, 2011 4:54pm
Avoiding uncomfortable situations causes certain stress and your advice to "deal with it head on" is smart.
Nov 5, 2011 1:27pm
I agree Ricky.
Nov 23, 2011 1:15pm
Nice suggestions on how to manage stress.
Feb 8, 2012 7:48pm
You certainly have the right attitude about dealing with stress. And your advice is good - find something you enjoy and do that instead of stressing.
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