Dont Worry Be Happy! Be aware of what stresses you and how you react to stress.
Learn to understand what situations; events, circumstances and people cause you to feel negative stress. Think about what message your brain is telling you about why you feel stressed. Notice the physical reactions you have, a racing heart, and shortness of breath, tight muscles or feeling angry and upset.
You can try just simple meditation. That’s what I have started doing, I refuse to take pills.
I found this website that teaches all different kinds of ways. The one I do is just sit up, but comfortably with your palms on your knees. Then just breathe. Don’t force it, let it come naturally. And just feel your lungs fill up with air and exhale deeply.
After like 5-10 minutes I feel better. It’s not perfect, the feelings always come back, but it works for a while.
any kind of physical activity will help with stress and depression. research has shown that physical activity actually changes the brains chemistry and alleviates severe symptoms of stress/anxiety/depression. it doesn’t matter what kind of exercise or physical activity it is either. try to find one you enjoy doing and stick with it.
speaking with a therapist is also beneficial in treating stress and depression and can be quite effective IF you find the right match in a therapist. this can be a daunting process and takes quite a commitment on your part to keep trying until you find the right match for you.
Many people also find help in their religion.
good question- I find for myself that humor is an extremely effective tool in helping alleviate these issues.
don’t know what it is?
look it up on wikipedia
learn a technique in less than 1/2hr. to combat stress forever
even easy enough to learn from a book or CD
whatever is negative in your life you can dissociate from and whatever is positive or you want to be positive you associate with.
it’s so easy it like magic. also,not my problem if people don’t believe . maybe when they’ve had enough suffering. i had more than enough suffering and problems and gone overnight