Stress. Anxiety. Apprehension. No matter what you may call it, we have all experienced it whether at work, school, financial or relationships. According to the American Psychological Association, Millennials or young Americans ages 18 to 33 years, are the most stressed generation.

Some stress can be healthy because it challenges us to experience new things, step out of our comfort zones or find a new skill. And some stress can go on for a long period of time and negatively effect our well-being. Here are a few tips to help you manage stress.

  • Remember to say ‘no’

    You do not have to agree to do or participate in everything. If you are feeling pressured to do a task, don’t agree to it.
  • Time Management is key

    Try to plan out your week on Sunday or Monday but be sure to be realistic about what you can accomplish in seven days. Be sure to include a couple of things that help get your stress levels at bay such as exercise, relaxation, laughter and at least seven hours of sleep.
  • The To-Do List is Your Friend

    Start the day by writing a list of what needs to be accomplished. Prioritize your list by noting which are the most important and time sensitive items.
  • What’s on the horizon?

    Have a goal you want to accomplish in the near future? Develop a plan of action to guide you through the process. Don’t allow important tasks to build up because they will be more difficult to handle in a time-crunch.
  • Don’t waste valuable time

    Limit the time spent watching TV and surfing the Internet. Focus on completing a task on your to-do list for 60-90 minutes and then reward yourself with a 10-minute break. Complete a task on your to-do list then

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