24 Ways to Manage Stress

9. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine.

If you avoid all of these you will save massive amounts of money. Your sleep will be disrupted even if you only have 1 – 2 alcoholic drinks a night. This guy stopped drinking alcohol for 15 months and it changed his life. Making your morning run to Starbucks can trigger your stress hormones and increase anxiety if you want to manage stress, stay far away from caffeine. People may think that smoking helps relaxation but it actually increases anxiety and you run the risk of getting cancer.

10. Create a journal.

Journaling can be fun, but it can be work if you are not used to writing. Make a thought journal, A Thought A Day: Five Year Journal. You need to vent and get all the thoughts out of your head. You do not always have a friend around to talk about all your problems. When you get all the thoughts out of your head either verbally or on paper it is very therapeutic. Writing in a journal is a great way to sort through your thoughts.