When you begin to get stressed, you know it, but you may not know what exactly is causing your stress. One of the first things you will want to do is give yourself space to create a list of signs that you know you’re getting stressed out and need a break. A higher than normal pitch in your voice is one sign, aka yelling. Give yourself space to breathe, you don’t have to wait until you’re stressed to take time for yourself, give yourself a regular time out away from everybody.
- Learn to recognize the “hot” times when you are likely to be bad-tempered, and find a way to handle stress then.
- Deep breathing, meditation and massage therapy are all effective methods for relieving stress.
- Physical activity with your children, even just walking, is a good way to combat worrying.
“When you learn to recognize how you respond to stress, it will support you to control your overburdened mode. Stress signs which are common: rise in blood pressure or a sharp pulse rate.”