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Ways to Deal With Stress

You may suffer from tension or you get very nervous that your hands start to tremble, or you become obsessed with a situation that you cannot control, which makes you feel shy and leads you to social isolation and causes you to have physical and psychological illnesses. There are many causes of stress, but you can overcome them in simple ways.

Causes of stress

These are the main causes of stress that occur in most individuals:

External causes of stress: As a result of changes in work life, school, or financial difficulties, children's and family problems.

The internal causes of stress: occurs as a result of persistent pessimism and negative talk or being affected by society’s view of you.

Adolescence tension: parental divorce, loss of a loved one, physical changes.

Factors that increase stress

There are some factors that may increase or decrease your level of stress and anxiety, including:

Close people: When you have people you can depend on and trust, the pressures of life do not seem so great to you, in contrast, the more you are alone, the greater your risk of stress and stress.

Self-confidence: The more confident you are in yourself and your ability to influence and deal with a stressful situation, the less likely you are to increase stress and depression.

Your attitude and expectations: The way you view life and its inevitable challenges make a big difference in your ability to deal with stress. When you see things with optimism and positivity, you feel less stressed.

Your ability to control your emotions: If you do not know how to calm yourself when you are feeling sad, angry, or upset, the more you are exposed to stress and excitement.

Prepare for the situation: The more you know in advance of a stressful situation, the easier it will be to deal with it.

Simple ways to relieve stress

These methods may really help you avoid stress and anxiety:

1. Exercise and yoga

Exercise and yoga are among the best ways to combat stress and tension, as they reduce the level of stress hormones in the body in the long term, such as cortisol, and also help in the release of endorphins that improve mood, prevent insomnia and act as a natural pain reliever.

2. Green tea

Green tea contains many polyphenol antioxidants, which provide many health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety by increasing serotonin levels.

3. Scented scents

Several studies have shown that using refreshing oils and scents such as aromatic orange extracts and incense may reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

4. Avoid caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks, and high doses may increase anxiety

For some people, it differs from one person to another.

6. Chewing gum

Several studies have shown that people who chew gum increase a sense of psychological comfort, as it enhances blood flow to the brain.

7. Spending time with friends and family

Social support from friends and family can help you get through difficult times.

Studies show that spending time with friends and children helps release the hormone oxytocin, which is a natural pain reliever for pain and stress.

8. Laughter

Laughter increases the flow of oxygen to the body and organs, improves the immune system and mood, which in turn helps relax muscles and relieve stress. You can watch a comedy movie for relief.

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Leah Gonzalez
Leah Gonzalez
Oct 26, 2020

Very insightful, thank you for the methods.

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