How stressed out do you feel right now? It’s okay to admit that you’re very stressed out—in fact, many people say that they are, including myself. Some people will say that no matter what they do, they can never stop feeling stressed out, or they believe that there’s nothing to do to help alleviate their stress. However, there are ways to alleviate stress. Here are 5 remedies that may be effective in dealing with stress.
Just walk away
One of the most effective ways of dealing with stress is to just walk away from it for a while. Put your work away for a bit and just have some quiet time to yourself. Sometimes you just don’t want to engage the situation(s) head on, and that’s perfectly normal. Just be sure to come back ready to face your tasks after you rest and refresh.
Talk it out
It’s natural to want to talk things out with a friend or a family member. People find that it’s helpful to express out loud to someone they care about how they are feeling. I’ve been through this many times, and it always helps me deal with stress.
I’ve found that when I get stressed, some exercise can help. Being a tennis player, I can’t tell you how many times playing has helped me relieve stress. Exercise is a great outlet to vent frustrations, and of course, it’s always good for your health.
Procrastination can be a cause of feeling stressed out, and everyone procrastinates from time to time; but, it isn’t going to get the job done. You’re the only person that can do the work. Buckling down and getting the job done is a great way to reduce stress levels.
A good schedule is the key to being well organized, as well as less stressed. Sometimes the overwhelming feelings you have may be due to a lack of a structured schedule. My advice: put together a work schedule that’s well organized. This way you can better keep track of your tasks and you can see the progress you’re making when working.
Adam McKnight is a junior public relations major. He is a general body member of Waynesburg University’s Public Relations Student Society of America, as well as an account specialist for Red Brick Communications, a student-run communications firm. An avid tennis player, he hopes to one day pursue a career related with the sport he loves.