Stress is a fact of modern life. It can be a mental phenomenon – with the stressor being perceived – or a physical phenomenon involving the release of hormones. Not all stress is bad. While some is threatening, other stress is challenging and, while uncomfortable, can be constructive. Coping with stress can focus on either the source of the problem or the emotions generated by the stress. Some techniques to relieve stress include guided imagery, breathing and meditation. Sports and physical exercise, hobbies and crafts, spending time in nature, and even playing video games can also relieve stress. There are also several online resources available at PositivePsychology.com.
- Coping with stress can focus on the source of the problem or the emotions caused by the stress.
- Some effective stress-relieving techniques include guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, and meditation.
- Physical exercise, video games, hobbies and crafts can all be used to alleviate stress.
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