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"Make time for leisure activities"

"Make time for leisure activities"

Leisure activities can be a wonderful way to relieve stress. Yet, any people feel as though their lives are to busy for hobbies, games, or extra fun.

But building time for leisure into your schedule could be key to helping you feel your best. And when you feel better, you'll perform better, which means leisure time may make your work time more efficient.

Whether you find joy in caring for a garden or you like making quilts, hobbies and leisure are key to living your best life.

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"Prioritize exercise"

"Prioritize exercise"

 Physical activity is key to maneging stress and improving mental health. And the best news is, there are many different kinds of activities that can reduce your stress.

  • Join a gym, take a class, or exercise outside. Keep in mind that there are many different ways to get more physical ...

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"Obtain social support

"Obtain social support

Having supportive people in your life is the key to stress manegement. If you lack emotional support and friendship, it's important to get it.

That may mean reaching out to your existing network. Perhaps confiding in a family member or distant friend can help you become closer and it may gi...

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Short term strategies

Wheter you're about to be interviewed for a job or you're feeling overwhelmed by your child's behaviour at the playground it's important to have some stress reduction tools that can lower your stress right now.

The best short-term strategies:

  • Can be performed any...

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"Try guided imagery"

"Try guided imagery"

Guide imagery is like taking a short vaction in your mind. It can involve imagining yourself being in your "happy place" or maybe picturing yourself sitting on a beach, listening to the waves, smelling the ocean, and feeling the warm sand underneath you.

Simply close your eyes for a minute ...

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"Medidate"

"Medidate"

Meditation brings short term stress relief as well as lasting stress manegement benefits. there are many different forms of meditation to try, each one is unique and brings its own appeal.

You might develop a mantra that you repeat in your mind as you take slow deep breaths. Or, you might t...

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Fast acting stress relief strategies that work well at home

in the privacy of your own home, there are many stress relief strategies that can help you relax fast. so whether you've had a tough day at work or you're stressed about how much you have to do, these strategies can give you some immediate relief from your stress.

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"Eat a balanced diet"

"Eat a balanced diet"

A poor diet can bring greater reactivety towars stress. emotional eating and reaching fo high-fat, high-sugar foods can provide a temorary sense of relief that adds to your long-term stress.

Refined carbs, like cookies and potato chips, can cause a spike in blood sugar. When your bl...

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"Develop a positive self-talk habit"

"Develop a positive self-talk habit"

The way you talk to yourself matters. harst self critisism, self-doubt and catastrophic predictions aren't helpful. if you're constantly thinking things like "I don't have time for this," and "I can't stand this," you'll stress yourself out.

It's important to learn ...

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"cut out things that add stress"

"cut out things that add stress"

Finding the best stress relief strategies may take some experimenting. Some strategies may take practice too.

But it's important to keep looking for the tools that will help you manage life's inevitable ups and downs in a healthy way. Keeping stress at a manageable level is importan...

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"practice progressive muscle relaxation"

"practice progressive muscle relaxation"

Progressive muscle relaxation involves relaxing all the muscles in your body, group by group. to practice you can start with a few deep breaths.

Then, practice tightening and relaxing each muscle group, starting with your forehead and moving down to your toes.

With practice, you'll le...

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"Enjoy aromatherapy"

"Enjoy aromatherapy"

Aromatherapy has real benefits for stress relief, it can help you to feel energized, more relaxed, or more present in the moment

Emerging research suggests certain scents can alter brain wave activity and decrease stress hormones in the body.

So whether you enjoy candles, diffusers, o...

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Long term stress relieve strategies for lasting heatlh

Certain habits can promote resilience to stress, as well as increase overall wellness. For example, those who exercise or meditate regularly tend to become less stressed in the face of a difficult challenge.

So it's important to create a lifestyle that will help you ward off stress ...

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Stragtegies that engage in problem- focused coping

Most stress relievers focus on changing your emotions. but sometimes, you won't necessarily get relief until you change the environment.

This is referred to as problem-focused coping, as opposed to "emotion focused coping". Problem-focused coping involves taking steps to remove the stressor...

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"Reasses your to do lists"

"Reasses your to do lists"

If you trying to squeeze 20 hours of work into 16 hours, you're going to feel stressed. Reducing your workload could be key to helping you get through the day feeling better.

Whether that means stepping away from a committee you joined or it involves hiring someone to complete some of your ...

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"Express gratitude"

"Express gratitude"

Gratitude helps you recognize all the things you have to be thankfull for. Whether you're gratfull for a sunny day or thankful you arrived at work safely, think about all the good things you have in life.

Gratitude also reminds you of all of the resources you have to cope with stres...

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"Take a walk"

"Take a walk"

Exercise is a fantastic stress reliever that can work in minutes. Taking a walk allows you to enjoy a change of scenery, which can get you into a different fram of mind, and bring the benefits of exercise as well.

So whether you just need to take a stroll around the office to get a break fr...

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"Practice yoga"

"Practice yoga"

Yoga combines physical movement, meditation, light exercise, and controlled breathing, all of which provide excellent stress relief.

And while you're likely to reap immediate benefits from a single yoga session, you're likely to receive long-term benefits if you incorporate it into your lif...

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"Focus on breathing"

"Focus on breathing"

Just focussing on your breath or changing the way you breathe can make a big difference to your overall stress level. breathing techniques can calm your body and your brain in just a few minutes.

The best news is, no one around you will even know you're doing them. breathing exercis...

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"Get a hug from a loved one"

"Get a hug from a loved one"

physical touch can do a lot to relieve your stress. hugging a loved one can be especially beneficial

When you hug someone, oxytocin, also known as the "cuddle hormone" is released. Oxytocin is associated with higher levels of happiness and lower levels of stress.

Oxyt...

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"Create artwork"

"Create artwork"

Getting in touch with your creative side may have been easy for you during childhood, but if you've lost touch with your penchant for artwork, it's not to late to pick it up again.

If you aren't into drawing or painting, consider coloring in a coloring book. Adult coloring books have risen ...

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