Tips to Handle Stress
Stress may lead to many health problems such as depression, heart disease, anxiety, high blood pressure, or even stroke. Here are some ways to de-stress and keep yourself healthy, according to the American Heart Association:
Make a list. Making a list of the things you need to prioritize throughout the day may help you feel less overwhelmed. Try making a list of the things you must get done and check them off as you go! This way, you feel accomplished crossing things off the list and won’t feel so buried in work. Lists can also help you break down bigger problems, so you don’t tackle everything at one time.
Exercise. Exercising is a great way to reduce stress. Go for a walk, run or anything try active to clear your mind, and help relieve some of that pent-up stress!
Relax. Try taking a few deep breaths and count to 10 to help your body relax a bit. Take some time to do these things before you react to a situation. And if something is not an urgent matter, respond to the situation the next day so you do not feel overwhelmed.
Get some sleep. Sleep can make you feel more productive throughout the day and help you tackle that list of priorities you made. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night and wake up ready to take on the day.