Stress is one of the primary causes of a number of health problems that keep on haunting people every day and anywhere in the world. In metropolitan cities, life has become busier than ever as people find it hard managing all their daily affairs and activities. The time to take a good break, to sit back and relax for a while, seems like asking for too much and often disappears in the humdrum life.   Not only psychologically, but stress also is responsible for bringing physiological changes and thereby lead to unhealthy living.

To manage stress we have listed some ideas you can instantly try out.

  • Learn how to say “no”.
  • Avoid stressors or people who stress you out.
  • Avoid topics that can trigger stress.
  • If you are stressed counts your breaths to 10 or take a short walk.
  • Call your friend.
  • Be assertive.
  • Think positive.
  • Stop worrying.
  • Avoid being a perfectionist all the time.
  • At times it is better to flow with the tide.
  • Manage your time.
  • Plan your schedule and write it down.
  • Do one task at a time.
  • Delegate tasks to reduce stress.
  • Know your limits.
  • Take regular time-offs.
  • Smile often.
  • Forgive and forget.
  • Accept faults and mistakes.
  • Express and share your feelings.
  • Take some time for relaxation.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs to manage stress.
  • Eat healthy and well-balanced meals.
  • Get good sleep.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Pick up some hobby.
  • Bring a pet home.
  • Try meditation.
  • Maintain a social life.
  • Remember stress does not solve any problem.