In today’s life scenario everyone is busy in their lifestyle and in the race of making money. So, let me ask you what is your stress level today? Don’t tell me you are not stressed or you never were? Every person has experienced stress in one or other point of life. Because life is not easy and things happen without asking, without taking advice, some things go wrong while others go right.

What is stress? Stress is nothing but the way you mentally behave or your body’s way of reacting when certain events happen in life. Both types of stress exists good and bad. But do you know the actual difference between the two and how you are dealing with yours?

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Sometimes stress helps you to manage things properly and provides a good sense of focus. There also comes harmful stress which doesn’t provide anything except mental and emotional aches and pains. It makes your body and mind to react in abnormal ways also called called overreaction and that results in depression, headaches, hair loss, blood pressure, heart diseases and more.

How can you build a relationship with your biggest stress factors and how to handle it in your life without hurting yourself emotional, mentally and physically? It is the time to manage stress from your life and to live a balanced, happy and healthy life. I am sharing some true and well-tried ways to handle stress. Have a look.

10 ways to handle stress in your life

1. Find out your stress triggers

Sometimes events happen so frequently that it becomes little difficult to recognize which one is creating stress. But recognizing the triggers of your stressful reaction is the first step in the path of managing your stress. Living stressful life in today’s time will harm you but understanding and recognizing your stress triggers you out can help you.

Before falling day-to-day because of stress, find out the actual cause that could be any upcoming exam, fight with loved and dear ones, dispute with colleagues or boss and work.

2. Accept the things you can’t change

It is true you can’t control others reaction towards you but you can definitely control the way you are reacting towards them. You can control your time, money spent, to accomplish work. There happens some events that you can control but what about other things that you have no control over.

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Even in events that are beyond your control and in that you inevitably fail, this will only make you helpless and more stressed. When you know you can’t help it, you have no control over it then it is better to stop worrying about it. Worrying will not help, it will only worsen.

3. Use your time wisely

Poor time management causes a lot of stress and no matter how hard you try to manage your time but later it comes out to be one of the biggest stressors. Did you ever wish to have more than twenty four hours in a day?

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Ever wondered how one is doing all things on time while you are not even when everyone gets same numbers of hours in a day. Make a to-do list and try to work things first with near deadline. Managing time is not one day work, it is the practice of days and stick to your plan until you make it a habit. Start tacking how long things take to complete, what amount time it actually takes and how much you are taking to accomplish that task.

4. Avoid unnecessary stress

It is not good to take stress all the time over little things. There are number of stressors in your life that you can eliminate in no time. Try to stay away from people who stress you out, if you are in relationship and that person is consistently causes stress in your life then limit the amount of time spend with the person or better to end the relationship.

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Learn to say no, there is no need to say yes all the time and stick you in unnecessary stressing situations. Whether it is professional or personal life, learn to distinguish between what you “should” and what you “must”.

5. Get some exercise and meditation

No matter how fit you are, it is important to keep your body moving in order to combat stressful reactions and to prevent them rising in near future. Do exercise daily, if you don’t like doing exercise. Find out some activities that you like and which also includes some motion, you can opt for jogging. Develop a habit of regular exercise routine.

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Meditate and take up yoga. Sit quiet with eyes closed and imagine the slights of your favorite place, beach or mountains though your visualization.

6. Adopt healthy lifestyle

Nourishing yourself with good and healthy food will give you energy to tackle your life including stress. Eat properly according to your diet as everybody has different nutritional requirement so understand yours and make conscious eating habits. Another key to stay healthy and strong is restful sleep.

7. Make time for fun and relaxation

In the hustle and bustle of your life, don’t ever forget to take care of yourself and your needs. Make time for leisure activities that will make your laugh, enjoy your evening with your loved ones, enjoy time with people who can throw your stress away, spend time with small kids. If you are living stressful life, this is your time to take break from all the responsibilities and recharge your batteries.

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8. Express your feelings

If something is bothering you, better to express it than keeping them all in your heart and hurting yourself inside. Learn to communicate in an open and respectful manner, share things with your close friends or loved ones. Even if you can’t share it with anyone, express your feelings on a piece of paper, you will feel better.

9. Practice positive thinking

No matter what happen, keep yourself positive all the time. Positivity gives inner energy that no one can beat. It is true people with positive attitude are less stressed as compared to people who are not.

10. Learn to forget and forgive

Accept the fact that no one is perfect neither you nor others. It is imperfect life where everyone makes mistakes once in a while. Learn to let go things, people who doesn’t deserve you, let go your anger, resentment and negative energy.

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Take some time to appreciate the things you have in your life rather than worrying for those you don’t have. This will not only give you happiness but also motivate you to do things in a better way. Accept the past and let it go and stop blaming yourself for any disappointments and resentments as past is something that you can’t change so stop bothering about that.

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Amit Gautam is an active tech blogger. He has contributed a number of great and informative articles to the internet. Apart from blogging he loves music, puzzles, outdoor games, cycling and helping people. Share your views with Amit in the comments.