Chronic stress can become a dangerous situation in your life and may cause you to develop even more serious illnesses as well. Relaxation and stress management is vital to your health.

Stress is a Serious Medical Concern

Many issues you face today in your daily life can cause stress problems. It may be pressures you face in your work environment; it may be some difficulties you face at home with domestic issues; it could be financial problems or any other pressures you face regularly.
Chronic stress might be damaging your health without you even knowing it and could become a serious medical concern.

However whether you realize it or not, stress will always be a part of your life. There is such a thing as "positive stress." That's the stress you experience when you get excited about a task that benefits you in some way.

I remember when I was a sales supervisor several years ago when I was developing territories for my company. I would have called it "excitement stress." I was excited about developing a territory and then once I had established a small sales base, I would hire a salesman to take over. My goal was to develop a territory as quickly as I could; then hire a salesman to take over. After that I would work with him to help create sales and generate a commission and also help me earn an override commission as well.

The job was pleasantly stressful and also enjoyable too. However a couple of times I had salesmen who didn't perform well and although that situation didn't necessarily cause tremendous stress problems it wasn't as pleasant as the ones I enjoyed from productive salesmen.
A Need for Counseling Became Necessary

One salesman I had was faced with a marital problem and needed guidance because it was affecting his sales quota. This situation was causing stress problems for him. Now it was either save him from being fired or helps him work out his problem. Well for a time my suggestions to improve his marital problem did work and his sales improved and the company was satisfied with his progress.

But after a few months his problem once again reappeared and eventually he was terminated. I hated it happened because Roy could have been a terrific salesman had he learned how to avoid stress from his personal problems.

So What Are Some Ways to Manage Stress?

1) Exercise. Nothing is more effective at handling stress than a vigorous workout, whether it’s performed outside on in a gym.

2) Meditate on the positives. Think about all the wonderful things in life that are happening to you.

3) Keep a Journal. Put your frustrations down on paper and then analyses them for a solution.

4) Eat a Healthy Diet. Keeps your energy flowing by eating a healthy meal everyday. Stay away from fast food, it's damaging to the mind and body.

5) Be Humorous. Find ways to induce laughter. Someone said once "laughter is the best medicine."

6) Get a Decent Nights Sleep. It's recommended you get at least 7 hours sleep. However 8 hours sleep is even better.

7) Listen to Relaxing Music. Enjoy your favorite artist and listen on your CD, DVD or Radio either relaxing in a lounge chair or taking a brisk walk.

8) Release your Stress in a Positive Way. Talk about it with a good friend, your spouse or if needed, a professional therapist.

9) Learn Affirmations. Print or type positive sayings on 3 X 5 cards and have them closely available when you need them.

10) Go On a Short Trip or Cruise. There are times when you just need to get away to another place away from a stressful atmosphere.

Don't take stress problems for granted. It's even smart to find ways to manage stress even before it creates some serious medical concerns. Try to make these ten tips part of your life all the time.
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Author's Bio: 

Sonny Julius is a retired senior citizen and a health and wellness researcher and author. He is a strong advocate of alternative and natural healing methods. He has been vigorously researching this subject for over six years and has published it in three different ebooks available on his website at:
Sonny’s plan to do this researching was prompted by the results of a visit to his wife’s oncologist to talk to him about treatment for her diagnosed breast cancer condition. Sonny recommended that she be treated with alternative and natural healing methods. He refused but is wife accepted his recommendations.
After leaving his office that day Sonny vowed to spend the rest of his life researching for alternative and natural methods of healing which he still continues to do to this very day. All the information he has gathered are in included in his ebooks.