Work, school, life… all things that add stress into our lives. And now the holidays are creeping up, extra layers of stress are swarming our lives. So how do you take control of all that is happening and giving you stress?
Stress is a pretty common part of life, and instead of letting it overcome you until you break, it’s best to learn how to manage it and take control for yourself. Here are my tip for managing stress.
A Little Stress Is Ok
Stress can act as a motivation tool, so having a little bit of stress is in fact ok. It can help keep you productive and motivated. However, when the amount of stress is overwhelming, that is when it becomes a problem.
Take Care of Yourself
Honestly, it is perfectly fine to take a mental health day. It is important to make sure that you are taking time out to make sure you are staying healthy, both physically and mentally. Stress makes this very difficult, but at some point you are going to need to stop and take a moment to yourself. Take a nap, make yourself a good meal, read a book, whatever will help you de-stress, even for a moment.
Find A Way To Vent
If you bottle up what is stressing you out, it makes it worse. I usually call my family and talk to them about what is happening and I will feel better. You can talk to a loved one, write out how you’re feeling, or to a professional. I also use an app called Pacifica where I can journal my thoughts and talk to others who are dealing with the same issues. The whole point of venting is to get it out of your head and possibly find solutions to whatever is going on.
How to you handle stress? Share below!