Ways to Cope With Stress

Think about how you could change your responses to stressful situations.

  • Exercise daily.

  • Discuss your problems with a friend or relative. Talking things out will relieve tension, and may lead to a solution.

  • Eat healthy foods.

  • Make time for laughter and fun.

  • Involve yourself in a favorite activity or hobby.

  • Use a variety of relaxation techniques, including yoga or deep-breathing exercises.

  • Live in the present. Many causes of stress may come from thinking about the past or worrying about the future.