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https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/Stress-busters

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Stress busters
Feeling stressed? Here, you'll find plenty of tips to help plan for feeling better. First, let's learn more about stress. It's a natural response when you face a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you feel pressured to do or feel something. Stress is part of life, and it may even help you feel more alert or capable.

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  • Establish regular times for when you eat, sleep, read, exercise, grocery shop and so on. 
  • Look after your health, with healthy food, regular exercise and calm times ...

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Make stress management fun

Make stress management fun
  • Sweat out your stress with a high intensity workout. Or do the opposite: completely wind down in a tai chi class.
  • Spend time with someone who makes you laugh. 

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Stress is a biological response(or a reaction) to external changes and forces beyond one's resources. Signs of stress include a rapid heart rate, shallow breath, and an adrenaline rush.


Acute stress or temporary stress is normal and even beneficial. Chronic stress is linked to health concerns like heart disease and a weakened immune system.


Ways to Handle Stress:

  • Exercise daily.
  • Focus your energy on what you can control.
  • Know that your stress response is unique to you.

Anxiety

Anxiety is the culmination of worry and stress. It is a state of body and mind which is stressed and worried for no apparent reason, like a response to a false alarm.

An anxiety disorder is an acute form of anxiety and a serious medical condition.


How to Handle Anxiety:

  • Curb your sugar, alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  • Calm yourself by deep breathing and refocusing on your body parts.
  • Distract yourself by listening to music or a little exercise.
Stress, worry and anxiety can be helped by regular exercise, a nutritious diet and an ample amount of sleep.

    Use Aromatherapy

    Whether they’re in oil form, incense, or a candle, scents like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood can be very soothing.

    Aromatherapy is thought to help activate certain receptors in your ...

    Go For a Walk Or Do Yoga

    Walking away from an anxiety inducing situation can be very effective. Taking some time to focus on your body and not your mind may help relieve your anxiety.

    Write Down Your Thoughts

    Writing down what’s making you anxious gets it out of your head and can make it less daunting.

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    Understanding Stress

    • Dealing with Stress is imperative as it is unavoidable in modern life.
    • Our work, family and our finances create daily stress and other external factors (like politics and terrorism) co...

    Your Perception About Stress

    With stress, the mind and the body are intrinsically linked. You can view stress as something that is wreaking havoc on your body (and it can) or as something that is giving you the strength and energy to overcome adversity.

    Exposure to Stress

    Regular exposure to stress in small quantities can prepare us to handle a big stressful event in our lives. Prepare yourself for stress by self-education about the stressful event, by doing some physically stressful activities like completing a marathon, or something you dread, like giving a speech.

    Repeated exposure to mildly stressful conditions can alter your body’s biological response to stress, making you manage stress in a better way.

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