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Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

Northside Blog, Richardson, TX  April is Stress Awareness Month, so we are sharing a few tips on how to manage stress in a healthy way.

Stress is a normal part of life. We all face stressful situations and obstacles, but what is important is how we deal with the stress. Use some of these tips from our Northside Blog to help you manage stress as you go about your daily life here in Richardson, TX.


Participate in Physical Activity

Whether it be a team sporting event or a trip to our 24-hour fitness center, physical activity is a great way to combat stress. Exercising releases endorphins that help you feel good and can act as an outlet for relieving stress. Participating in regular physical activity will also help improve the quality of your sleep.


Take Time to Relax Before Bed

Getting an insufficient amount of sleep can increase stress levels and make you feel overwhelmed. Give yourself time before bedtime to relax and unwind. Take a warm bath, read a calming book, or listen to calming music to help your body and mind to relax and prepare for sleep. Try to go to bed around the same time each night to get your body and mind into a predictable routine.


Keep a Stress Journal

If you could use some help managing your stress, try keeping a stress journal. Note the time, date and location of each stressful episode, what you were doing, and how you felt physically and emotionally. The act of writing down what is stressing you will help ease some of stress, and writing regularly will help you see patterns and find healthy ways to avoid stressful situations.


Manage Your Time

There is a limited amount of time in one day and it is important to give yourself realistic expectations for what you can accomplish in a day. Overbooking yourself or signing on for more than you can handle is the quickest way to become stressed out and overwhelmed. Pace yourself and plan out your time so that you can use it effectively, but don’t pile on too much.


What are some helpful ways you have discovered to combat stress? Share them with us in the comments so everyone in our apartment community can benefit. Thanks for reading!