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Having some level of stress present in our day to day lives became normal in modern society. Many of us juggle long working hours with family commitments and social activities. Being able to perform faster and getting more and more things done sometimes can seem essential for our success in life. As a result we often end up feeling overwhelmed and ultimately our own health and wellbeing can suffer.

Where does stress come from?

The feeling of psychological strain and pressure is what we know as stress. It can be caused by external circumstances, but we also generate stress internally, when we perceive a situation threatening and we believe that we might not be able to cope with it. These threats may or may not be true, nevertheless we can find ourselves overwhelmed by negative emotions, fear and anxiety, simply due to our own perceptions.

Research has proven that manageable amount of stress has many benefits. It can sharpen our focus, can motivate us when tackling difficult tasks and can even improve our memory.

However, stress that stays around for weeks or months at a time, weakens the immune system, can lead to fatigue, depression and other health issues. Chronic stress can constrict blood vessels and as a result increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke.

Fortunately, there are plenty of simple yet powerful tools which are available to us when it comes to managing stress. The tips below can help you feel a bit lighter and when brought into your everyday routine, they can ultimately improve your overall wellbeing.

Managing stress effectively

Let’s start with the three fundamentals of energy: healthy nutrition, regular exercise and sufficient sleep. While these sound obvious, they are often overlooked.

Now that we have put down the above foundations, let’s look at some other useful tips and habits you can implement into your everyday life that can help managing stress.

Implementing some of the above tips can help to reduce the pressure of stress in your day to day experience and bring some peace of mind. Making fundamental changes to your lifestyle might require some more time and effort, so do it one step at a time and be patient.

Managing stress

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