24 Ways To Deal With Stress
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24 Ways To Deal With Stress

"Take a breath and let the rest come easy"

24 Ways To Deal With Stress

All I know, is the semester has barely begun and I have already experienced my first mental breakdown. As a person who stresses constantly over the most minute things, being the over involved, extremely anxious, over achiever of a student that I am is probably detrimental to my health. This has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. During my senior year of high school, one of my close friends dragged me to a yoga class claiming I had no choice because I was too stressed and needed to relax. I am forever grateful she did. Yoga is just one of the many coping mechanisms for dealing with stress. For those driving a similar struggle bus as myself, hopefully one of these stress problem solvers will help you survive the semester.

1. Yoga

2. Get enough sleep

3. Exercise

4.Take a step back

5. Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake

6. Eat healthy, well balanced meals

7. Take everything one step at a time

8. Laugh

9. Make time for yourself

10. Take deep breaths

11. Identify the source of the stress

12. Spend time with friends and loved ones

13. Learn how to say no and take a step back

14. Accept there are things that cannot be changed

15. Make time for fun and relaxation

16. Meditate

17. Set goals and prioritize

18. Know your limits

19. Don't put yourself down

20. Ask for/accept help

21. Focus on the present more than the "what-ifs"

22. Understand it is okay to be imperfect

23. Keep your work space clear of clutter

24. If not today, there is always tomorrow

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