Managing Anxiety and Stress

Managing Anxiety and Stress

Life is stressful for nearly everyone. Whether you’re worried about work, family life, money, time, or for various other reasons, it’s easy to feel anxious and stressed. Modern life is very stressful and demanding. Unfortunately, all of this stress isn’t good for your health.

Here are a few tips for managing anxiety and stress.

Learn to Say No

A lot of anxiety comes from being overwhelmed by obligations and responsibilities. While some certainly need to be attended to no matter what, there may be some stressors that you can learn to say no to. You don’t need to attend every social function. You don’t have to help with every event or do every favour that is asked of you. If you feel that you are taking on more than you can handle, give yourself permission to say no.

Exercise

Exercise helps reduce stress in a number of ways. It lowers stress hormones, improves your self-image, gives you time to focus and slow down, and it also helps you sleep better at night. If you’re feeling anxious, try to work out.

Get More Sleep

Speaking of sleep, not getting enough sleep can lead to anxiety. Of course, stress and anxiety may be the reason you’re unable to get a full night’s sleep in the first place. To help improve your sleep, make sure you have a regular bedtime

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