Stress is the way the body reacts to change. These changes can come from feelings, situations and people, and they can be good or bad.
Most people see stress as worry, tension and pressure, but not all stress is bad. Some stress can be happy, exciting and challenging. We need stress in our lives, without it life would be pretty dull. A moderate amount of stress is motivating, and helps us to give our best to a project. Too much stress can have a negative affect on your body, mind and feelings. How you handle your stress has a lot to do with your health. When stress becomes too frustrating and lasts for long periods, it can become harmful. Recognizing the early signs of stress and doing something about it can improve the quality of your life. If you have signs of stress very often ...watch out!
Talk to a person you feel comfortable with
Take deep breaths and practice deep breathing
Find time to relax and chill out
Exercise daily and do muscle tension relaxation exercises
Get enough sleep and rest
Learn to laugh at yourself, enjoy humorous events
Don't dwell on your weaknesses
Feel proud of your accomplishments
Get rid of bottled-up anger and frustration through exercise or some sort of physical activity; punch a pillow or punching bag
Prepare for tests early
Eat healthy meals or snacks
Take one thing at a time
Set realistic goals
Stop worrying about things that may never happen
Learn from your mistakes
Forgive yourself and others
Get involved with things you like to do
Make time for fun
Do something for others
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