Stress is inevitable. Literally, no one can escape stress and being unable to overcome stress can have some serious consequences such as strokes, headaches, panic attacks and in some extreme cases, death. Here's how we can start:
Eat timely meals: Eating on time and eating the right kind of food is important. Do not stay hungry for a long time and then indulge in binge eating. When it comes to your meals, you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Follow that and you will remain hale and hearty.
Hack: Eat small meals throughout the day to ensure you stay energized and remain at the top of your game.
Stay Active: When you are stressed, adding one more task is the last thing you want to do, but not if that task is working out. Working out in this context ranges from a 20-minute walk in the park to pumping iron in the gym. Any form of physical exercise can go a long way in relieving you from stress. It will help you stay healthy by reducing fatigue and releasing endorphins in the body which act as natural stress relievers.
Hack: Go out for a walk and while you are walking when you feel that stress is kicking in. You can play your favorite genre of music and keep your mind off your stressful task.
Get enough sleep: Sleeping might be difficult with stress but skipping sleep will only make it more difficult. While working, focus only on the task at hand and include enough tasks throughout the day to ensure that your mind and body is completely drained out of energy when you hit the bed. Nothing induces sleep more than a tired body.
Hack: Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night and if required, take a 20-minute afternoon power nap.
Figure out the source of your stress: Stress like every other thing starts somewhere and then branches out into different parts of your life. Once you have the source of your stress figured out, you can eliminate it from the roots. This makes sure that the stress coming from that particular source has gone away for a while and if it does come back, you know where it's coming from and you can eliminate it again without letting it affect you.
Hack: Be alert about what task takes off how much stress off your chest and accordingly make a 'priority stress triggers' list. Eliminate the high priority stress triggers first.