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  • Identify sources of manageable stress and learn ways to deal with them.
  • While some sources of stress—like having chronic pain or grieving a loss—cannot be avoided, other stresses—like watching an upsetting movie or looking at FacebookTM—can be avoided.
  • You may benefit from psychotherapy to help you identify ways to reduce your stress.
  • Doing things that help you relax or bring you joy is another way to reduce stress in your life. Such activities may include walking, reading a book, yoga, having a pet, having a hobby, gardening, music, journaling, joining a social group, or setting aside a special time with a friend or family member.