6 Surprising Signs of You’re Highly Intelligent




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Did you know that funny people might actually be more intelligent? Today’s sponsor is a productivity assistant tool: Sponsors allow us to keep making videos for you and grow the mission of spreading mental health-related content.

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Manage Your Stress For A Happier Life

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Odds are you have felt frustrated, stressed and overwhelmed recently. We all have more stress in our lives than we should. There are always different ways to help you manage your stress. You will find the best stress fighting tips in this article.

Consider getting a pet as a way to relieve stress. Having a dog waiting for you at home with his tail wagging can be a great boost after a hard, stressful day at work. Even jut have a fish can really improve your mood. But don’t take on a pet if you’re not going to be able to care for it.

Active meditation will nourish your spirit, improve your mood and help you find peace within yourself. Take the time to stop and clear the mind and deep breathe if only for a minute. It can reduce stress, lower your blood pressure and relax the body as well as the spirit.

In order to keep your stress level under control, try screaming into a pillow. This will do wonders for stress relief, as long as you do not do it enough to hurt your vocal chords. Screaming has a calming effect that can almost be euphoric for some people.

If you are having a disagreement with someone, try having a long talk with them to work things out. This can be very relieving and take a weight off your shoulders that you may be carrying around all day. Resolving disputes with others can go a long way in alleviating stress.

During the course of the day, try to consume at least eight glasses of water if you want to reduce the level of stress that you face. Water helps to reduce the amount of toxins in your body, which can make you feel fresher and more hydrated as the day wears on.

In order to keep your stress under control, it would be wise to stay away from caffeine. This is important because this drug is known to cause anxiety in some people, therefore making stress harder to deal with. It can be hard to break away from, but you will feel better once you learn to live without it.



In order to deal with stress at work consider getting a stress ball. This is a great way to privately and quietly deal with your stress. The exertion used on a stress ball will at least help to deal with stress in a manner that allows both you and your co-workers to go about your day.

One way to deal with stress in your life is to be sure that you do not take up drinking as a means of dealing with it. This is important because alcohol will only make your life more stressful in one way or another. The only positive effect that it has is possibly dulling your emotions. If you feel that you need a drink, stop and analyze what you are feeling. Try to deal with what stress you identify in a more healthy way. Either tackle the problem itself, engage in some vigorous exercise, or listen to your favorite music – whatever works for you.

When it comes to dealing with stress, one way that may help out is identifying a comfort food and always making sure that you have it available when feeling stressed. This is important because sometimes that is all that it takes to relieve yourself of stress, and as long as it is not too unhealthy, you are taking care of a meal and stress relief all at once.

A great tip that can help you keep your stress down is to not take everything so personal all the time. Sometimes people will mistreat you because they’re having a bad day. You must be able to realize that their behavior has nothing at all to do with you.

Do not turn to alcohol to try and reduce stress. Alcohol may make you feel better for a short period of time, but it is actually a depressant. This means that you will move right past that good feeling and actually feel worse than you did before you began drinking.

Don’t worry about being totally stress free. While it is important to lower our stress levels to maintain a good health, it is also important to have low amounts of stress to push us to succeed. If we had no stress in our lives, then we wouldn’t accomplish much.

A great tip that can help you reduce stress is to make sure you give your brain enough time to unwind before you go to sleep. If your brain is still really active when you go to sleep, you’ll find yourself worrying about everything you’re supposed to do which will leave you feeling stressed.

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Getting a great massage is a fantastic way to reduce stress. Massage is very relaxing and will help reduce blood pressure and help you get more sleep. Stress causes muscle tension and headaches. Massage will relax the muscles and will help reduce pain and aches throughout the body, leading to a less stressful mind.

Take some time to meditate. It will relax your muscles and allow your conscious mind to have a break. If you have time to meditate regularly, you will feel a lot more relaxed going about your daily activities. This heightened sense of relaxation can enhance your ability to moderate your stress levels during challenging situations.

Define your objective and there is no doubt that you will know the results that you are after. When you set a goal that you want to reach and you focus on that one thing, your mind will influence your actions and you will produce the results that you want to get.

By identifying the parts of your life that are truly important, you can begin to better manage stress. Prioritizing your “top 10 list” can help you to understand what’s worth stressing about, and what’s trivial. This can lead to a happier day-to-day life.

You can probably now identify several ways that you can reduce your daily stress. You are now well equipped with the information you need for effective stress management.



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