5 Tips On Preventing Stress From Consuming You

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It is incredible to know that there is a growing number of psychotherapy clinics in every state. That entails that more and more mental health professionals and volunteers want to be of service to people living with depression, stress, and other psychological issues. If you worry about any of them, you won’t have to drive for miles to reach the closest facility.

The thing is, it may be needless even to visit a psychotherapist when you can control a mental-related problem. Especially with stress, it is quite effortless to prevent it now from consuming you.

  1. Follow Your Schedule

“Self-care is what we do for ourselves in order to better manage our stress and maintain a sense of balance. It is an on-going process and something we should be implementing daily rather than waiting for stress to completely overwhelm or overtake us.” That is according to Melanie McNally, PsyD, LCPC. So when you have multiple tasks in a day, it pays off to create a timetable and following everything you wrote there. That will keep stress at bay because you still have full control over the happenings in your life. You won’t catch yourself staring at the wall at times or panicking in your room because you disremembered to go to an important assembly or complete a project.

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  1. Be Physically Active

Stress tends to creep into your system whenever you stay in one place and do one thing for too long. It is common for folks who have been handling a desk job for decades or stay-at-home parents who mostly see the four walls of their house daily.

What may stop the flow of stressful ideas in your head is becoming active physically. Go to the gym before or after office hours, for instance, and sample every equipment there. Considering you are a parent, you may also run in the park with your kids. The more activities you try, the lower your stress level may be.

  1. Say ‘No’ When Necessary

It is not entirely wrong to want to give favors from time to time. Someone may have treated you well, and you wish to return the kindness you receive. Alternatively, you may be a helpful person in general.

Nevertheless, you should know when to say ‘no’ to others’ requests on occasion. We get that you are the epitome of a good Samaritan, but you cannot spoil people and allow yourself to be at their beck and call often. You have a life too, and you might fail to recall that when you always give in to other folks’ whims. As Melanie McNally, PsyD, LCPC used to say, “Set boundaries. Maybe stress is piling up because you keep taking on additional work or saying yes to others when you really should be saying no.”

  1. Solve Your Problems

Your personal and work issues affect your stress levels. When you have control over every single aspect of your life, you may be able to chill and live freely. In case your problems are piling up, though, that is when your fuse might short-circuit, thus enabling you to shout at anyone and care for no one.

The solution for the latter is to fix your issues immediately. Make amends with your enemies, finish your projects on time, et cetera. By doing so, you can prevent stress from being the death of you.

  1. Connect With People

Last but not the least, your issues won’t seem too taxing to deal with when you know that there are individuals around you to offer support and advice. Stressful thoughts can undoubtedly enter your system if you choose to keep problems to yourself. But remember, “Bring the right people into your life.” As advised by Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D

Remember the saying that ‘no man is an island.’ The creator of all things made more human beings to ensure that one will not run out of family members or friends to talk to in good and bad times. You should not forget it so that you won’t eat stress for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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As you can tell by now, there are ways to prevent social, physical, mental, and emotional pressure from consuming you. You no longer have to accept it without a fight. Try the tips mentioned above to live a stress-free life.


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Marie Miguel

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