Tips to Manage Stress for any Students

We all have stress at work, at home, and on the road. Sometimes we can feel especially stressed because of a bad interaction with someone, too much work, or everyday hassles like getting stuck in traffic.

Negative stress can keep you from feeling and performing your best mentally, physically and emotionally. But no one’s life is completely stress-free. It’s important to know how to manage the stress in your life. Try these three simple techniques for dealing with it

Stress Management Tips. People can learn to manage stress and lead happier, healthier lives. Here are some tips to help you:

Think positively and surround yourself by others who think the same.
Avoid the trap of demanding too much of yourself. Get help if tasks are too big for you
Accept that you can’t control every situation and learn to be flexible.
At the start of each day, write down your list of things to do, then set reasonable priorities.
Divide big tasks into smaller, more manageable ones.
Eat a well-balanced diet, full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Limit sugar and caffeine.
Establish regular sleep habits. Get an adequate amount of sleep each night.
Include exercise into each day to boost your energy level and improve your mood.
Make time for relaxation. Try listening to soothing music, meditation, gardening, playing with a pet, reading a good book or doing whatever helps you relax.
Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. They only make matters worse.
Use mistakes and setbacks as opportunities to learn.
If possible, say “NO” to tasks that you know will be stressful for you.
Confide in at least one friend and share your disappointments as well as achievements with him or her. Talk things out so that minor frustrations don’t build up.
Be ready to admit when you are wrong.
Eliminate everyday sources of stress such as loud music playing or clutter in your surroundings.
Laugh! Look for the humor in life and take time to have fun.
Remember, it’s okay to cry.
Practice deep breathing. Get in a comfortable position. Take in a slow, deep breath through your nose to the count of 5. Hold your breath for another 5 count. Exhale through your mouth to the count of 5.
Prolonged sitting contributes to stress, so add activity to your everyday life by doing such simple things as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, standing or walking while on the phone.
Make anti-stress stretches a part of your day.