Do you know you can apply the 'STRESS' theory to reduce stress? Find out more from Emily.

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Task 1

Choose the correct way to finish each sentence.

Exercise

Discussion

Language level

Upper intermediate: B2

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To be honest, I do feel everyday life tense and stressful. To relieve and reduce stress I do several things. I like meditating or doing some yoga. I sometimes go for a walk and observe nature. I enjoy watching a movie or listening to music too. I find that STRESS theory is really useful. Almost all the steps are easy except scheduling. I think I'm not a good at planning things. However, planning is so important to have a stress free life. Stress sometimes have a bright side when it comes to exams, interviews or presentations but, of course, it has to be minor and short term. Long term stress can do a huge damage to your life.

Sometimes stress give some motivation.When we feel in stress we can do our works well and we try to move next step.I think it's very good.Some people can't control their stress.Then they try do mad things.It's wrong.Try to reduce our stress and move.

i think stress can be effective to our life negative and positive

Thanks for helping the non-native English speakers to develop their language skills and boost confidence. While I was practicing with the article above, I have found two anomalies in the pronunciation of two words. The first one is with "nourishment" in the fourth paragraph and the other is with "difference" in the fifth paragraph. It sounds to me differently from what is in the script. Could you please check and let everyone know if my understanding is right?

Hello sabbirhossin,
You are correct. The speaker is a non-native speaker of English and sometimes her pronunciation is not quite correct. The two words you highlight are examples of this.
Most of our recordings feature native speakers of English. However, English is used all over the world and it is common for people to encounter a wide range of accents. We try to provide examples of some of these as well.

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Our modern lifestyle makes us vulnerable to stress, whether we accept that or not. So I suffer from everyday stress, for beating stress I usually go through a long walk, walking helps a lot to rearrange and schedule my thought to define the main reason for the stress so I can cope with it well.
STRESS theory is succinct and of course, it's helpful. Although it is easy to know, it is hard to apply in your daily routines.
it is hard to find leisure time to relax, and sometimes you cannot fake the smile, moreover, stress is the main cause for insomnia.
overall, "scheduling" is the easiest effective action to beat stress.
Stress could work as a motivation in some cases, exam stress, for instance, provided that it is temporary and limited to a specific task

stress is a bad diversion of life it may lead to make sucide by our-self.ever one will get stress but we have to make an other diversion to get out of it.when you fell stress make some peace just stay calm or do what ever you like do what makes you happy no need to feel that i strucked in some thing bad when bad comes to you fight with good.

if you dont want to have stress, just think positive.And nevermind people ideas much when you say bad things about you.So if you always do your best,believe yourself(if people also dont want to believe you), if people dont want to see you valuable,stop thinking.You can also do your job wrongly and so slowly.If collegues dont wanna see that this scene, and if they also dont want to give you much in goverment to you, D O NOT G İ V E ATTENTİON T O THEM!! :))) you know yourself.You dont have to proof yourself to anyone

Well to be honest, I have a stressful life now here in the country where I lived. Not because that I don't have a time for my life, but I think it's because of too much worrying and blaming the choices that I've been made in the past. It also got worsen when I experienced failures again and again. It almost affected my entire daily activities such as my sleep, diet and perception in life. Without my family may be I'm in bad shaped now, they helped me to change my way and attitude in life. I dealt with my stress by doing exercises such as jogging, push-up and sit-ups and at the same time I challenge myself to be consistent to the plan and action that I will be made.

hi Gene,
Firstly you have to sit and think alone at good atmosphere place, then you have to find out your problems, and you have to take decision or settle your mind to avoid unnecessary thinks. Exercise is the best idea to grow your mind and health. These stressful life effecting your job or real life you have to take advise from psychiatrist.
Social support from friends and family can help you get through stressful times.
if you found any mistakes in my sentences, pleas note that, I am learning english
and sorry for that

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