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When you’re overwhelmed by stress, it’s difficult to stay committed to your goals and even values, which is why managing your stress is a must. If your stress levels are high, the solution is NOT to seek external numbing tools such as tobacco, alcohol, drug, food or unhealthy sex. Seek better and meaningful tools to combat bad stress. 

Exercise is one of the most powerful tools for combating stress. Do whatever it takes to get yourself to the gym, but don’t kill yourself exercising, be mindful, hire someone to show you the best modality and most of all allow time for recovery.  Exercise, sleep and dietary choices are important and are synergetic.

There are many other effective stress reduction techniques you can try to implement. What works for you may not necessarily work for someone else—one person may enjoy yoga, while another may feel calmer after running! You’ll just have to find what works best for you. Below are some ideas you may want to try.

Other Effective stress-reducing tips:

Avoid stressful people and situations

Focus on the positive and accept the negative

Surrender to what is and move on

Have more fun

Have a good laugh

Have a good cry

Be aware of your expectations and adjust them when necessary

Ask for help when you need it

Connect with others

Learn about mindfulness

Meditate

Do yoga

Learn how to say no and delegate

Be flexible

Pick your battles very carefully

Be willing to compromise

Nurture yourself

Spend time in nature; sit under a tree

Manage your energy, not your time

Listen to music

Make good love

Express feelings instead of repressing them

Address mental issues if you suspect one

Be strong, be safe, and practice InnerFitness®

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