How to Control Your Stress

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If there’s one thing that most of us are not very good at, it’s stress management. We lead busy lives, we run families, we try to keep up with our friends and our social lives, and we do all of this while trying to stay as serene and calm as possible. The capacity to control your stress is not as easy as someone may say, stress lives somewhere and everything that we do. 

Whether you are dealing with stressful situations at work, or you are dealing with a stressful situation at home, stress finds a way to impart itself to the corners of your world. While you can use supplements from websites such as, to help you to control your stress and feel calm, it can be a good idea to find a safe and healthy way to deploy stress management techniques. Let’s take a look at a few of those below.

  • Start working on your attitude. If you become a problem solver, you can start managing your stress rather than letting it manage you. We have to develop an awareness of what’s causing the stress, and you can start by drafting a list of things that cause you stress in the first place. From this list, you can figure out which problems you can solve now and which of them will be in your control. Start looking at the small things first and have a positive attitude and you can start to solve these problems.
  • Learn better organizational techniques. Much of the stress comes from the fact that we are not organizing ourselves very well. Think ahead to where you’re going to spend your time and start giving yourself a timetable of ways to do things. Looking for new ways to get organized can really help and you can start this by writing a good to-do list. Figure out what’s most important to do and do those things first. If you can set the right limits, you can stop sacrificing yourself and start getting on top of things.
  • Learn to relax. If you can identify some good relaxation techniques such as those that we mentioned on the website earlier, you can start to take those deep breaths and feel your body relax a little. Stretching yourself out and learning how to massage tense muscles can help you to relax. Take time to do things that you want to do and take control of how you feel about those things. You will easily minimize your stress when you do this.
  • Get some sleep. Taking care of your body is so important if you would like to control your stress because the better you feel about yourself, the more energy you will have to be able to combat the smaller things that are really starting to get on top of you. Getting set up for positivity with good sleep and good exercise will help you to fuel up and feel good. While you’re there, get moving and make sure that your body feels good.



Lauren Bull is a writer living in Jersey City. If you have a minute, she'd love to be the 18th person to tell you how great The Wire is.

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