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Do you sometimes feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Stress is a natural phenomenon that affects almost all living things. As is often the case, it is something us humans are capable of taking to the next level. However, at times, we tend to forget that stress is also a needed feature- even a life preserving one. It’s good to realize that even though a stressful situation can come with a lot of negative feelings such as anxiety or fear of failure, it is also beneficial.
Stress helps you concentrate and motivates you to get things done. The real problem with stress is that it is similar to water. Even a small leakage can cause serious problems when it builds up. As we all very well know, pretty much anything can crack if the pressure is too high for too long.

Stress management offers a variety of strategies to help you better deal with stress and adversities in your life. Managing stress can help you lead a better and more balanced lifestyle.
The following are some tips to manage stress:
1. Exercise.
2. Relax your muscles.
3. Deep Breathing.
4. Eat well.
5. Slow down.
6. Take a break.
7. Make time for hobbies.
8. Talk about your problems.

Catherine Perri – JUMP Trainer