We all experience stress in many areas of our life and are always learning how to manage it. Stress is your body's reaction to challenges and press...

We all experience stress in many areas of our life and are always learning how to manage it. Stress is your body's reaction to challenges and pressures. It can be caused by a variety of scenarios, ranging from little inconveniences to major life catastrophes such as failing a class, losing a job, or divorcing. Stress has physical components such as increased heart rate and blood pressure, as well as thoughts about a stressful situation and emotions such as fear and anger. Other stressors do not have to be bad; they can also result from positive life transitions, such as graduating from college, earning a promotion, or having a kid. Stress may be both positive and negative, and there are healthy coping techniques. Here are 10 positive ways to manage stress: 


  1. Eat and drink to optimize your health: Consuming whole grains, veggies, and fresh fruit is the basis for a healthy body and mind. Eating healthily can also assist to keep your mood stable.

  2. Exercise regularly: Make time to go for a stroll outside, ride your bike, or attend a dancing class. Whatever you do, make it enjoyable. Daily exercise releases stress-relieving chemicals into the body and enhances overall physical wellness. 

  3. Practice relaxation: Deep breathing, meditation, and gradual muscle relaxation are all effective techniques to relax. Taking a pause to refocus can have long-term benefits. 

  4. Get enough sleep: If you don't get seven to eight hours of sleep every night, your body won't be able to handle stress as effectively as it could.

  5. Manage your time: Prioritizing your activities might help you make better use of your time. Making a daily calendar ensures that you are not overwhelmed by daily responsibilities and deadlines.

  6. Reduce triggers of stress: If you're like most people, your life may be overburdened with too many responsibilities and insufficient time. You may free up time by exercising time-management skills such as asking for help when necessary, setting priorities, pacing oneself, and scheduling time for self-care.  

  7. Hobby Set aside time for yourself: Plan something that will make you happy. It may be reading a book, going to the movies, playing a sport, or baking. 

  8. Talk to someone: Airing out and talking to friends, relatives, a counselor, or a support group can be beneficial.

  9. Journal: Journaling helps in the clearing of the mind. You can write first thing in the morning and before going to bed. It will help you get your feelings and thoughts out so you don't have to worry about them. Whether it's something nice or terrible, let it all out and let it go.

  10. Re-balance Work and Home: Work may be stressful, and we now live in a culture where many work from home. Try to maintain a healthy work-life balance and take pauses to clear your head.


Take a look at these 10 stress-relieving strategies and try implementing a few of them in your daily life. Please let us know what you think and follow us on Instagram @yourolivoamigo.