How to prevent, reduce and cope with stress.
Stress is happening in your life on a daily basis, whether its the bills coming in, taking an hour to drive to work, working and then rushing home for the kids, it is everywhere. You may think that it is impossible to reduce or prevent stress but there are ways that can help you to manage it on a daily basis.
We all respond to stress differently and so there is no one way to manage it. But if you feel your life is out of control then it is definitely time to take measures to slow things down or to introduce coping methods.
Where is stress in your life? Its important to locate where it is coming from as over time it all seems normal and you don't think "it" is causing stress.
I suggest you start a stress journal and it will help you to track where it is coming from and the patterns you have formed. Heres a few questions to ask yourself.
How do you cope with stress at the moment? Do you have time out when you have a smoke, or go to the pub for a drink or do drugs or take your stress out on others by getting angry, or sleep all day as you have no energy or sit in front of the tv all night.
As much as we need balance if you are doing any of the above activities every day, it is time to start looking at how you can can your habits or change the way you think about life.
Some healthy ways of dealing with stress.