Protect yourself from damaging stress and you will protect your health and well-being!
To better cope with stress, consider how you might minimize factors that make it worse.
Here are some tips that can help you better manage stress and hopefully prevent some of the damaging effects it could have on your brain.
1. Get a good night’s sleep.
Stress can result in sleep difficulties, and the resulting lack of sleep can make stress worse. This includes going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, avoiding caffeine after noon, and creating a relaxing sleep environment.
2. Get organized.
For example, each day, create a concrete list of tasks you need to accomplish. This way, your duties won’t seem overwhelming. Making a list also gives you a clear end point so you know when you are done.
It can also help you predict when you are likely to be stressed.
3. Change your attitude toward stress.
A life without some positive stress is not only impossible, but also would likely be pretty uninteresting.
So, rather than striving for no stress, strive for healthier responses to stress.
4. Get help when you need it.
Reaching out for life and health coaching can help you become more resilient and better able to manage stress, which may ultimately protect your brain health. Earlier intervention may reduce disability caused by stress-related complications later on.
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