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Tips to Help Control Daily Stress

  • Get organized -- use a daily planner, prioritize tasks.

  • Learn to set limits. Don't agree to unnecessary, stressful obligations.

  • Be physically active and eat a healthy diet.

  • Get eight hours of sleep each night.

  • Don't take illegal drugs and limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine.

  • Stop smoking. Take regular relaxation breaks instead of smoking breaks. You can follow a similar routine -- leave the office, get fresh air, socialize and take slow, deep breaths.

  • Try some relaxation techniques, such as self-hypnosis or guided imagery, prayer, meditation, yoga -- whatever works for you.