Stress, we usually like to use this word when we are stuck with too many things. We could be overloaded and even desperate. Anything that we think as a challenge or a threat to our well-being can be seen as a stress and most of the time, stress can bring many bad effects to your life. Such as blood pressure rises, rapid breathing, slow digestion, heart rate rises, immune system goes down or even some fatal diseases.

In this post, we will discuss about 6 best tips to manage stress and some suggestions for how to do so.

1. Recognize the Problem

Most of the time we are under stress for which we have no idea why. Therefore, try to identify what the real problem is and plan measures accordingly to overcome it.

2. Change Negative Thinking

The first thing we have to change when it comes to combat stress, is negative thinking. We should try to change the situation and negative thoughts. Re-framing is a good way to perceive things in order to feel better about them. At the same time, try to think of the positive side of the situation and analysis your own thoughts. Also, listening from other perspective can also help you organize and feel better. 

3. Assertive Skills

Assertiveness can help us to manage stressful conditions and lack of assertiveness could lead to low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Lack of organizational skill could lead to stress and organization can also help to avoid personal and professional chaos. Sharing problems with your friends and family can also be a good way to reduce stress.

4. Time Management Skills

Make a list of things need to be done and scale them from emergency levels. Plan everything ahead and try to make no waste of your time. In that case, you will be ready to face most of the things.           

5. Build a Support Network

A regular support network would be very helpful for stress. Share your own feelings and experience with each other and listen to others’ feelings and opinions would bring significant changes to your situation and lower your stress.

6. Self-care   

No one else could take care of yourself like you do. Plan your diet healthily and wisely, keep a good lifestyle with regular exercise and leisure, or even just a little drink would be helpful to your situation. Dietary management is extremely important in the case of combating stress. First of all, remember to stay hydrate everyday and take at least 4 to 5 litres of water everyday in order to keep our systems running at its best performance. Try to avoid caffeinated beverages due to the addictive effect and harmful side effects. Also whole grains are always given preference and try to stay away from simple carbohydrates. Last but not least, avoid processed or pre-packaged foods which are full of additives and preservatives.