People underestimate how destructive stress can be on human health. Stress can lead to cancer, strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. Worrying never made a problem go away. People must learn to process stress correctly. Stress management can save your life.
Problems and worrying creates stress, which in turn can lead to deadly disease. It is best to be productive, logical and rational when dealing with problems. Keep problems in perspective and know they are solvable. It is not the end of the world. Do not wallow in self-pity and sadness.
Learn to identify the sources of stress in your life and how to avoid them. If you cannot avoid the source of stress, learn to minimize and handle it is a better way that will not damage your health and well-being.
When faced with a stressful situation, train yourself to remain calm and take deep breaths. Think things through soundly and logically. Work to towards solving the problem, enlisting help from others if need be, in the event things become too overwhelming.
Not to mention, many of the things people worry about never happen. Worry is wasted emotions and thinking time that can be used more productively on fruitful and good things.
It is also beneficial to have a hopeful outlook. A positive attitude and thinking good thoughts, rather than imagining the worst, will reduce your stress levels. It also staves off depression.
Eat healthy, nutritious foods, drink a sufficient amount of water and get the proper amount of rest each night (at least 8-hours of sleep per night is recommended by doctors and scientists).
Do not dwell on the negative. Learn to take time out of your day to relax and de-stress. Learn to enjoy the good things in life, such as pleasant walks, meals with family and friends, comedic films and funny television shows, concerts, reading a good book, finding love.
Go outside and get some fresh air. Engage in physical activity for exercise such as dancing, walking, jogging or cycling. Take up a hobby such as painting or drawing, among other things. Do the good things you love.