With the world having a health crisis, shut down of work for various businesses sometimes all you want to do is scream in a brown bag. However learning how to manage stress can add years to your life. Talking from experience, I used to let everything get to me especially health or money problems. I learned both of theses things can change for the better by having self-discipline.
Stress in of itself is not a bad thing. A good amount of stress can bring the best out of you. Too much stress can actually kill you. I learned how to manage stress before it took over my life. The effects of stress made it difficult for me to write poetry or design. It even starts effecting your health (immune system and digestion).
Here are some tips that I used to help reduce stress:
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine
Indulge in physical activity (exercise)
Get more sleep
Try relaxation techniques
Talk to someone
Keep a stress diary
Manage your time
Learn to say "no"
Rest if you are ill
Drink some green tea