There’s really no avoiding stress. Work, life, and even this government will put you in situations where you feel the need to either lash out or just disappear. But while stressors are inevitable, it’s best you find ways to bust out of them quick.
Chronic stress can raise your odds of having a stroke within the next decade, according to research from the University of Minnesota.
Once you find yourself right smack in the middle of a stressful scenario, ask yourself this:
“Is this worth getting stressed over?"
Trying to look at these problems from a different perspective helps, as advised by Jason Principe, a certified hypnotherapist, and neurolinguistic programming practitioner at Symmetry Medical Clinic in Quezon City. If someone cuts you off in traffic, for example, ask yourself, "Does it benefit you to get angry?” It probably doesn't, and you can cool your jets by “just [assuming that] he has an emergency to attend to,” he suggests.
Principe also adds, “When you work out, you don’t [really] think about your problems.” So when you’ve exhausted your mental stress-busting tactics, go for a walk, run, or hit the gym. That should make you feel better!
*This story originally appeared on Menshealth.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Stylebible.ph editors.