Excessive stress is responsible for a variety of health disorders. Stress contributes to physical health issues such as heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer, as well as psychological distress such as excessive anxiety or depression. The following tips will provide some ideas for reducing the amount of stress you must deal with on a daily basis.

Create your own affirmation; this is an upbeat, brief statement that you can use when you are feeling stressed. Saying your affirmation repeatedly can help you let go of the negative, critical voice that lives in all of us and makes stress worse. Inform yourself that you’re capable of dealing with it, that you are calm, or whatever affirmations can help you feel better.

Being active and exercising is usually a great way to relax and beat stress. You may not feel relaxed after every workout, but the ongoing process of getting …