Steps to control stress

Identify Stressors

Identify the specific situations, people, or events that cause you stress. Track your stressors and your responses to them to understand patterns.

Practice Deep Breathing

Use techniques like diaphragmatic breathing, the 4-7-8 technique, or box breathing.  Deep breathing helps activate the body’s relaxation response.

Exercise Regularly

Engage in activities like walking, jogging, cycling, or yoga. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Eat nutritious foods that fuel your body and mind. Ensure you get 7-9 hours of sleep per night to help your body recover and cope with stress.


Focus on the present moment through mindfulness practices. Set aside time each day for meditation to clear your mind and reduce stress.

Connect with Others

Spend time with friends, family, or join support groups. Share your feelings and experiences with someone you trust.

Take Breaks and Relax

Take regular breaks throughout your day to rest and recharge. Practice relaxation techniques like progressive muscle relaxation or guided imagery.