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Relief In a Time of Stress


In advertising, college, and life in general we can become overwhelmed by so many things that we think our heads are going to explode. Relieving stress in good ways is important in maintaining a healthy mind and body. It is important to make sure that you have an effective outlet for letting all those frustrations out or you will eventually implode, and we wouldn’t want that to happen. There are numerous ways to help you relieve stress in a healthy and productive way.

If you are able, exercise is one of the most recommended. Now exercise doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym and over exhaust yourself with a three-hour workout, unless that’s what you feel comfortable with. It could be a simple walk or light jog to get those endorphins flowing and help you sweat the stress away.

Another option is to journal about what’s been going on in your life to take it out of your mind and place it on paper. This can help you better understand what is causing you stress and figure out the best way to deal with it.

A third way to relieve stress can be positive self-talk. Now this may seem a little crazy but it really isn’t. Sometimes stress can be caused by lack of belief in one’s own ability to accomplish something. Speaking to oneself in a positive and constructive way can help someone feel adequate which can help eliminate stressors. In all fairness, there are countless ways to relieve stress and help someone not feel as overwhelmed.

Take the time to realize what helps you best and continue to do that. If the effect starts to diminish, try putting a twist on it, mix it up or even just try a whole new method for yourself. Stress relief is so important. Don’t let yourself be overstressed about things that you can fix because you should always keep moving forward.


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