Manage your time properly
If you manage your time wisely, you can manage your stress levels. That’s because the goal of time management is for you to find and handle different kinds of ways to work more efficiently and properly.
You don’t always have to work. Rather than just having a break to take a cigarette or drink some coffee, try incorporating restorative physical activity into your routine. It is also important to schedule time away from work for purposes of vacation.
Although large vacation periods can be wonderful to all of us, many simply do not have enough vacation time from work or the available resources to make these big vacations practical. Having a series of mini-breaks spread evenly throughout the year away from work is much better than having just one big vacation period.
Get more sleep
Sleep is a necessary human function — it allows our brains to recharge and our bodies to rest but studies have shown that 1 out of 3 adults in America don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis.
The recommended number of hours that adults aged 18–60 years need to promote optimal health and well-being is at least 7 hours. Sleeping less than that is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress. Sleep is so crucial that even slight sleep deprivation or poor sleep can affect memory, judgment, and mood.
Having lots of stress can affect your sleep pattern. Stress causes hyperarousal, which can upset the balance between sleep and wakefulness. But it’s not just the adults that are affected by the lack of sleep. More and more millennials report that they’re getting fewer hours of sleep per night on average and are more likely than adults to not get good sleep.
Younger adults are more likely to say that they feel more stressed by a lack of sleep than the Baby Boomer generation. This is why it’s very important to promote better sleeping habits to lessen stress.
The Takeaway: Manage stress in order to manage your life
In the end, it all depends on how each person handles stress. Not everyone can handle the same stress. Some people may find things stressful while others may see it as easy. These tips can help you with your stress management so that you can focus on more important things in life.