Everyone goes through hard times every now and then. Stress from work, spouse or life challenges can make a Man’s life pretty hard. Well here is ELMENS guide to reduce stress and deal with it.

A few tips to deal down with stress are some times hard (and expensive) but we created a list of easily applicable tips to reduce stress.

Check out the list here:

1. MEDITATE

Just a few minutes a day of meditation can help ease your stress and anxiety. Take a few minutes off your work and look out from your window.

“Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress”

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Meditation at Work

2. BREATHE DEEPLY

When you are feeling stressed, take time to focus on breathing deeply. Close your eyes, sit up straight and focus on nothing but breathing deeply.

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Breathe Deep

3. REACH OUT

Having a solid social support system is a key to reducing stress. Reach out to close friends and your family in times of need. It’s not wrong to seek professional advice as from a Psychiatrist. Many are offering their services for FREE.

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Seek Help

4. EXERCISE

Exercise has been shown to increase “feel good” endorphins that can help you reduce stress. A long walk can give you time to reflect, while an intense gym session can let you release negative energy.

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Exercise even while working

5. LAUGH

Laughter may not be the “best” medicine, but it does actually lower Cortisol – also known as the “stress hormone”.

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Laughing is the key to happiness

6. LISTEN TO MUSIC

Research has shown that listening to soothing music can lower blood pressure, heart rate and anxiety. Alternatively, listening to more upbeat music can also help by invigorating you.

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Music Heals!

7. BE GRATEFUL

Keep a running log of everything you are grateful for. The simple action of creating this list will help you focus on the good in your life.

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Be Grateful

8. ACCEPT YOU CAN’T CONTROL EVERYTHING

This one is simple – sometimes you just have to step back and realize that you can’t control everything. Some things are out of your hands, so why waste time stressing about them?

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Be in control

9. STAY POSITIVE

It isn’t easy to always stay positive. But, you can make an active effort to try and find the positivity in your life. Don’t focus on negative thoughts like “Bad things always happen to me”.

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Stay Positive

10. DO SOMETHING FUN

Don’t forget to take some time to really enjoy yourself. Find a hobby that enthralls you, do activities that you enjoy. Surround yourself around people that you have fun with.

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Friends are always fun

Can you think of other tips to guide you to deal with stress? Leave in the comment section below…