First Aid for Stress
Crying or yelling, stretching, physical exercise, dancing, listening to music, light reading, stroking a pet, meditation are all first aids for a stressful situation.
These exercises or activities work as first aids because the brain can’t concentrate on two things at a time.
Controlling conditions that produce stress
Poor eating habits
Nutritionists tell that foods rich in protein energize. Foods rich in complex carbohydrates calm down people.
Take a high protein breakfast and lunch. Take a dinner rich in complex carbohydrates for a more relaxed sleep.
Poor sleeping habits
Poor sleep reduces ability withstand the daily stresses
Be informed of physical conditions and take required steps to avoid stressful conditions.
Difficult but talk issues with you partners in relationships
Goals in life
Remind to yourself that you are a capable, competent and strong person. You have a plan to achieve your goals and you have a very high chance of achieving your goals.
Weiss, Donald, H. Managing Stress, AMACOM, 1987