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How To Reduce Stress

When your life gets busy and you’re trying to juggle a school, college, friends, family and the endless tasks, you will undoubtedly start to feel very stressed and unable to cope.
If you continue the way you’re going though, you will become even more stressed, burnt out and ill.
The good news is, stress is not an illness. It’s a state of being and one you can manage, control & change. Your body has done the first bit, it’s let you know you’re suffering with stress, but it needs your help to deal with it, and deal with stress you must, otherwise if ignored it can lead to alsorts of complications, mainly a mental health breakdown, where your body & mind will have a total shut down & could well take a long time to recover.
So how do you deal with stress? Well there is quite a lot you can do to help yourself. Agreeing firstly that you matter is the first step, and without you working on all 4 cyclinders will be of no use to anyone if you totally break down. So let’s see about giving yourself a bit of an MOT. Take a look at your life, write down everything that is right now causing you some stress, this helps you see what the problems are so you can start to deal with them one by one.
Lots of things cause stress but identifying the ‘what’ will help you decide if you need to lessen or let go of these stressors to help you bring some calm into your life.
Start by making a list of everything that causes you stress. See if there is a way you can lessen this or eliminate if from your life completely. Do you really need to hang out with that so-called friend who puts you down, can you find a way to say no to working late again this week, can you delegate the chores more at home.
Working with a therapist or life coach will help you become more confident in saying no the stressors.