7 tips to decrease stress

Below are seven tips that some people find useful in reducing stress. Although they appear simple, they are sometimes hard to apply. A psychologist could help you determine what strategies are best for you, and help you incorporate them into your life.

1. Talk to people: share your feelings and concerns with friends and loved ones.

2. Take breaks when working: take time for yourself and relax, even if it is only for a few minutes.

3. Strive for balance: sometimes one aspect of our lives can suck up most of our energy. Try to maintain a balance between all aspects of our lives such as work, leisure, and family.

4. Take one step at a time: Try to plan and organize your day. Break large tasks that overwhelm you into smaller parts.

5. Keep expectations realistic: because humans are not perfect, allow yourself to make mistakes.

6. Be active: get outside, exercise and enjoy the fresh air.

7. Get rest: make sure you get the sleep that your body needs.

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