Managing Stress

Stress is an important health factor whose implications costindividuals millions of dollars every year. Psychologists advocatefor preventive measures as opposed to counter mechanisms. However,the overwhelming situations that people face everyday predispose themto factors that accelerate mental strain (Seaward, 2013).Consequently, counselors have proposed various measures to mitigatecondition.

First, scholars recommend social engagement as an indispensable wayto bridle emotional pressure. The networks that people have triggerthem to share information with the few friends that they trust. Indoing so, the burden of their problems eases (Seaward, 2013).Acquaintances are imperative sources of information and advice.Exhausting them will curb the overwhelming emotions to avoid edgingtowards depression. Taylor (2011), indicate that people who havespineless circles of friends are at risk of developing acute stresssince they do not share their feelings and thoughts. Close familyties also form perfervid props to people’s emotions.

Secondly, having distracters is an effective tool for coping withstress. Individuals trying to curb mental pressure find themselvesengulfed in specific thoughts that exacerbate the strain (Taylor,2011). Distracters consist of hobbies and other engaging activitiesthat help an individual to switch from thinking about the problem inquestion. Taking part in such interests leads to concentrating lesson demanding endeavors. Taylor (2011) agrees that it is easy todevelop a list of activities since most of them are not controlled bystandards that can intensify the mental pressure.

In conclusion, stress management involves several techniques that canbe integrated into people’s lives. Strong networks of friends andrelatives provide emotional support to individuals. Besides, engagingin activities that assist people in shifting their attention from theproblems ailing them is vital as it strengthens their capacity tohandle the pressure.


Seaward, B. L. (2013). Managingstress. Burlington: Jones &ampBartlett Publishers.

Taylor, S. E. (2011). Health psychology (8thed). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.