5 Ways to Lower Your Stress Levels

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Stress is a part of everyday life, learning to deal with it is important. There are several simple steps you can follow to help with stressful situations. Having a plan is important, stopping to take a breath, getting some exercise and learning to recognize and avoid stressors go a long way to reducing your over all stress levels.

Key Takeaways:

  • No matter the gender, stress causes a spike in epinephrine and cortisol, which together raise blood pressure.
  • “Achieving a winning performance at all costs is how many men enter stress.”
  • but if you treat the big meeting like any other one — prepare, and not put any extra mental emphasis on it — you’ll be able to move forward instead of being paralyzed by extra pressure.

“It’s important to recognize stress triggers, as men and women tend to react differently to various situations. Men are much more likely to view work as a stressor, for example, but aren’t quite as likely to get worked up about financial problems or the economy, according to the American Psychological Association.”