Tips for Managing Stress

Long-term stress can increase the risk of developing depression, anxiety and other mental and physical health problems. Dealing with stress early can help prevent these problems. 

There are many strategies you can use to help manage stress in your life. These include:

  • anticipating stress and preparing yourself
  • using relaxation techniques
  • taking time out to have fun
  • learning how to manage negative thoughts
  • reducing daily hassles
  • decreasing your responsibilities
  • talking with someone (e.g., a trusted friend or family member) when you feel stressed out