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Did you know that taking a different route to work or sleeping on a new set of sheets can also help alleviate stress? Try some of these unusual techniques the next time you need to clear your mind or calm yourself down.
Anger is a normal, human response. But the more it goes unchecked, the harder it can be to temper your reactions and prevent a tense situation from escalating in the future.
Honoring yourself by making your needs and desires known can help you manage stress that can come when what’s happening on the outside conflicts with what you’re feeling on the inside. Also, asserting yourself can help others get to know you better, which can strengthen your connections.
Are you facing a challenge or experiencing change? We all meet obstacles in our lives. Sometimes how we approach the circumstances, more than the circumstances themselves, makes all the difference. These ideas may help you tackle tough times with confidence and optimism.
You’ve likely used some version of the word “stress” more times than you can count. But stress has become a catch-all name for all negative emotions. Pinpointing exactly what is bothering you makes it easier to find a solution that will help make things better.
We may think that speech is our most impactful form of expression, but research shows that body language plays a big role—one that could be a hidden source of tension or misunderstanding in relationships, both at home and at work.
Acceptance and perseverance are solutions some often turn to when faced with chronic stress. This is the way it is. I just have to keep moving ahead. While “toughening up” may be one way to reconcile a constant barrage of stress in your mind, your body can’t be fooled.
No doubt you’ve experienced how a bad day can be turned around by a friend or loved one. Strong social connections can help lift a bad mood, but you may also want to consider other factors that may be influencing how you feel.