Psychology Page 16

Trust yourself and build up your self esteem

It’s important that you pay attention to yourself and not back down at any single rejection you hear. Although you may not be a person with superhuman abilities, you sure have many valuable abilities and talents to help you stand out. This does not mean that you should be disrespectful toward anyone who disagrees with you or doesn’t approve of the work you’ve done. It means that you should learn more about your strengths and weaknesses and start improving yourself to become a better human being.

Exercise, exercise and exercise

Getting enough exercise is one of the oldest ways of dealing with stressful situations. Exercising releases endorphins, they boost your mood and make you feel happier and better. Doing so will also help you calm down and burn all the excessive negative energy and anger. You should make sure that the exercise you get is consistent as well. How much time you spend exercising does not matter that much. You don’t have to spend hours at the gym or go overboard with excessive amounts of exercise. As long as you start with a simple 5 to 10 minute routine to get your heart pumping and blood circulating in your body, you should be fine. Later on, you can increase the time to half an hour or even an hour.

What you eat matters!

A balanced diet will help your body function better. A stomach full of fatty foods will definitely make your stress worse. Sugary snacks, or consuming too much sugar in general, can be very bad for your stress and it can intensify how stressed you feel at any given point.

Get enough sleep

Although while being stressed sleep may seem like a solution, sleeping too much can have negative effects on your well-being. On the other hand, lack of sleep will also damage your body. The best solution is to go to sleep at a certain time, and wake up at a certain hour. Don’t stay in bed once you wake up; you have the whole day full of opportunities ahead of you, so don’t miss out on any of these opportunities.