time you feel you're under too much stress, the American Heart Association offers
these "emergency stress stoppers" to help calm you down:
you begin to speak, count to 10 and take several deep breaths.
away from whatever is stressful, and decide to return to it later.
- If there's
a big problem, break it down into smaller problems that are easier to
- Take a
walk. If you’re driving, stay in the slow lane, away from heavy traffic.
· - If you've made a mistake, say you're sorry.
· - If you're repeatedly stressed
about being late, set your watch five to 10 minutes ahead.
· - Do something to make yourself
happy, such as hugging, smelling a flower or giving someone a smile.
The symptoms of stress