You can take steps to reduce the amount of stress in your life. Here are some ideas from the National Mental Health Association:
Learn to say no when you feel overwhelmed by your activities and responsibilities. It's OK to turn down requests for your time or to drop activities that aren't absolutely necessary.
Don't play superman or superwoman. You can't do everything, nor should you expect others to do so.
Take time to relax. Ten to 20 minutes of relaxation or quiet thought can ease stress.
Get regular exercise. Try 20 to 30 minutes of some kind of physical activity. It's good not only as stress reliever, but also for your physical health.
Tackle one task at a time. Sort through your "to do" list and find the one that's most urgent. When you finish that one, go to the next one on the priority list.
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