Tips for Dealing with StressWhen stress starts creeping up, be proactive in remaining calm and collected.
- Talk it out. Find a friend you can confide in and share what is bothering you. They can help you to come up with some viable solutions and look at things from a different perspective.
- Walk it out. Take a break and go for a walk. A change of scenery, some fresh air, and physical exercise can ease stress and tension.
- Spend a few minutes meditating to clear your mind and refocus. Pair this with some deep breathing to slow yourself down.
- Be proactive. Turn on some music, write in your journal, or shoot some hoops. Do something that makes you feel more relaxed and gets your mind off of your problems for a while. Do what works for you and know your options for different situations so you can be proactive in calming yourself before stress gets worse.