(HealthDay News) -- Who isn't stressed these days? Whether it's
your job, family, finances, social life, or illness, no one is
Learning to manage the stress in your life can help you live
healthier and happier; enjoy your job, family and friends more; and
focus your energies on things in life that really count.
The AARP recommends these steps to less stress:
- Make a list of the things that cause you the most stress. Write
them down, along with the level of stress they cause and how they
- Take control by deciding which things on the list you can do
something about -- and do them.
- Unload and learn to say "no" (this might take some practice).
Don't commit to new things because you feel you have to.
- Don't expect perfection from yourself or others.
- Set priorities. Decide what is most important for your family
and you, and set time aside for those things, such as family meals,
fun time or retirement planning.
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