Unchecked stress can wreak havoc on your well-being. These are the warning signs that you’re heading toward burnout plus six steps to manage your stress.
BY PATRICIA ROCKMAN MAY 8, 2018 MENTAL HEALTH
Trying to cut down on the stress in your life? These tips FROM WebMD could help:
Set priorities. Focus on what’s important. Let the other stuff go.
Identify tasks that you can share or delegate, then ask for help.
Get organized. Disorder can make things confusing and hard to remember.
Set short-term goals you can reach. Reward yourself for meeting them!
Say no -- gracefully -- to taking on more obligations.
Focus on the positive. Choose to look for the good in others and yourself.
Laugh! Look for humor in your everyday life, or watch a funny video.
Listen to music. Choose tunes that relax or revive you.
Talk to a counselor or a friend.
Remember, things don't have to be perfect. Sometimes “good enough” is just fine.
Get regular exercise. Find something you like doing that you can work into your schedule.
Set aside some time, even 5 to 10 minutes, for yourself each day.
What is Stress?
What is stress? By definition, stress is any uncomfortable "emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes." ~APA
Isn't some helpful? Some stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that provides the drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines.
Staying healthy ...
Remember that staying hydrated - drinking water - and getting SLEEP can help.