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Are You Stressed? Try These 4 Useful Tips on How to Control Stress

When one becomes stressed out, the body responds by behaving as if you are being hunted down by a wild animal, and in a sense, you ARE being hunted down, by the creature that is stress and this causes your body to do all kinds of uncomfortable things.
I'm sure we have all been in a situation where our adrenalin levels go into overdrive and make us feel jittery and short of breath and as a result, we lose control of the situation and feel helpless and weak.
However, if you are able to just control your breathing, that is usually enough to put a stop to the undesirable symptoms like nervous trembling, shortness of breath and the fear and paranoia that follow.
Here are some helpful suggestions on how to reign in the stress symptoms caused by the reaction of your nervous system.
1.
There are some things over which we have little or no control and we should learn to distinguish them from the ones we do have control over.
We may be surrounded by bad news and negativity on the T.
V.
, from friends, in newspapers and even the internet but there is very little that we can do to change those aspects.
The best thing we can do is limit our exposure to negativity because in high doses it can become us without us even realising and before we know it we are stressed out without really understanding why! Try to stay away from negativity as much as you can and you'll notice a difference in your stress levels.
2.
When we are in stressful situations, one of the biggest factors in becoming stressed and anxious is our breathing and the fact that we forget to breathe.
Whenever you find yourself in a stressful situation, start taking long, slow, deep breaths and this will keep your stress levels down.
3.
Make sure you give yourself some relaxation time each day.
Put aside some time where you can take a break from your commitments and just relax and have some "me time.
" Make it a goal to spend at least 30 minutes a day doing something you enjoy.
4.
Take up classes on relaxation or meditation, where you can treat your body like the temple that it is.
Allow yourself some time away from work and the needs of others, so that you can attend to the needs of your body, because otherwise you will suffer from burn out.

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