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5 Ways to Reduce Stress

In these modern days, stress has already become an inevitable thing for many of us.  However, this does not mean that you should allow yourself to be constantly plagued with its debilitating symptoms.  If we are exposing ourselves to stressful situations on a daily basis, we must also find ways to de-stress.  The following are some helpful stress reduction tips that you may incorporate in your daily routine:

Slow Down

This advice not only works for people on the road but for those who are having a hectic daily routine.   Many people suffer from stress and anxiety because they try to accomplish too many things at the same time. They try to do one task while thinking about completing some other tasks in advance.  In turn, they end up feeling so stressed at the end of the day because their minds are filled with more than just what they have on their completely filled platter. Instead, try to slow down a bit.  When you are certain that your current task at hand is already fully completed then that is the time that you start thinking of the next thing to do. This way, your mind will never be bombarded with too many priorities.

Find ways to relax

Many people suffer from too much stress and anxiety because they find it hard to relax or find time for it.  This is because many of them wrongfully believed that for them to relax they must indulge in Yoga and other exercises that require them to go out somewhere. Whenever you feel that symptoms of stress are slowly creeping up inside you, try to lock your door and spend a few minutes of relaxation by listening to your favorite mellow music. You may also spend some moments of silence while reading your favorite book.  It doesn’t matter what you do and where you do it.  What matters is that you are giving yourself a break from that stressful day you had!

Look for solutions

Instead of wallowing yourself in stress and anxiety, try to come up with solutions to the issues that are bothering you. Put an end to your worrying by getting a pen and piece of paper.  Start writing down all the possible solutions to your problems and do not forget to think of a plan of action that you need to take. Before you start worrying about a particular thing, make sure to make an assessment first whether it is something that is within your control.  If it is, think of solutions.  If it is something that you cannot control, accept it as it is and stop thinking about it.

Be positive and realistic

Start getting rid of those negative thoughts and you will find yourself welcoming all those positive thoughts. However, being positive does not mean that you stop being realistic.

Know the big picture

If you are the kind of person who always worries about the small things you will most likely overlook the big picture.  Before you worry about something, try to think of things that really matters a lot to you.  Once you have clearly identified those things that are highly important, you can get rid of your unnecessary worrying.  Stop worrying about the long queue at the cashier’s line and stop ranting about other people’s driving manners.  But, instead think of those important things that you need to finish within the day and focus your mind towards accomplishing it. Ditch those trivial worries and stop it from making you lose your focus on your real goals.


Ryan Rivera used to suffer from anxiety attacks for seven years.  He now dedicates his life in writing articles that will help people in coping with anxiety, stress, panic attacks and depression. You can read more of his writings at Calm Clinic.




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