As much as we hate to admit it, stress is simply a part of daily life. Sometimes if we have it in small amounts, it's just enough to get us motivated. However, stress is not always that helpful and can cause a lot of different difficulties in our lives, especially if we don't know how to manage it. Some people who have way too much in their lives may be in the need of implementing a stress management program. If you are one of these people, you will discover that if you create a personal stress management program that you will be able to lower a lot of your stress in your life.
A really important thing that you need to do is to figure out what are the sources that are causing your stress and how that stress is affecting. Now you can make a list of reasons why you think you feel stressed out, whether it's your work, school, family members or other reason. You need to confront the problems that exist will enable you to focus on the resolutions that there might be. You will need to decide if there is a way to fix the problems permanently or if not at least find a way to handle the stress better.
After you have identified your problems you will need to sit down and write about them. It's a good idea to buy yourself a journal that is only for your thoughts about the different things that stress you out. Make sure that this journal is private and only for you. It is no one's business how you feel about the stress in your life, unless it's a therapist. If you can get in the habit of writing down your feelings on a daily basis you will significantly improve your mental and emotional well being.
Try to make sure to include some sort of exercise as part of your stress management program. Even if it's to just move around the house and do a few stretches, some gardening, walks, ride a bike, etc. As long as you include some sort of exercise is going to help relieve some of the tenseness you feel when you are stressed out.
Make sure to always set aside time just for you, even if it's just 30 minutes out of your day, as long as what you are doing during that time is something that makes you feel good and happy. This could be hobby you enjoy, going out for a quick cup of coffee with a friend, a short walk by yourself, meditate, pray, whatever it might be that makes you feel relaxed, then do it. You need to make sure that you schedule this as a regular thing to do on a daily basis and include it in your stress management program. If you don't schedule it, you probably won't do it.
If you are thinking of adding something to your life to help fight the stress, make sure that what it is, is something that is peaceful. You don't want something that is stressful. That doesn't make much sense. Consider things like gardening, painting, creative writing, writing poetry, listen to soothing music, or reading. All of these things can help to lower the levels of your stress. Make time for this in your life as well.