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  We all go through one form of stress or the other in the course of our daily lives. This could be in the form of emotional and physical stress. No matter the form, stress can have both physical and mental repercussions if not managed.
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Here are 4 ways to approach stressful situations and avoid factors that typically trigger stress.

Use A Problem-Solving Strategy

It never helps to focus on the negative aspects of a situation, no matter how bad they are. Doing what you can, even if it’s a small thing, can make you feel less hopeless during a difficult moment. What can you do to keep your spirits up? Consider other approaches to resolving the issue. Seek out the opinions of others. While this is easier said than done, concentrating on the solution can help you preserve emotional energy and maintain a happy attitude.

Take Some Time Away From The News

While the news is useful for providing information, it may also be distressing after a while. Limit the amount of time you spend reading or watching the news to save your sanity. It’s also crucial to acquire your news from reliable, non-sensational sources. To improve your mood and see the bright side of life, try to spend your time with activities that you enjoy.
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Take Self-Care Seriously 

Taking care of your mental and physical health can help you stay calm during a crisis. Take few deep breaths. Meditate. If you have the opportunity, go outside. Eat a well-balanced diet, meditate regularly, and get enough rest. This will aid in the stabilization of your mental health and the development of your resilience.

Concentrate On What You Have Control Over

When life throws things in your way that you can’t control, the best you can do is adapt. You adapt by concentrating your time and attention on the aspects of your life that you can influence. Trying to do it the other way around would just frustrate you and prevent you from experiencing meaningful progress in your life. Make a list of everything you can control about the situation and focus all of your energy on resolving it. Anything that isn’t on that list should be ignored. Featured Image Source: Fashion
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This article was first published on 20th September 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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