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Beating stress

Listen to Emily talking about the importance of managing her stress levels and the techniques she uses.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


wow Natalya you have a verrrry useful advise..
every human being on earth must ever felt stress during their life cycle, even for an animal such as dog ever felt this kind of feeling. we face it everyday undeniebly. stress comes when we really want to have something, or in other words, we obsessed into something but we can make it into reality then it triggers us to be stress, a harmful stress that could possibly let to suicidal.
i will try to applicate this S T R E S S strategy to reduce my stressful life here, let us see how it works. actually the biggest cure to help me out from a harmful stress moment is being grateful for everything i have. enough food to eat , a warm place to sleep , is only one from those millions things i should be grateful of ( :

I think one will become lethargic without certain level of stress. But having too much stress is harmful to our health. So what we must do is to make sure we have a balance life style in all aspect.
Basically, the 'STRESS' theory is feasible and helpful. All in all be a happy man, don't overwork, take vacation frequently especially go abroad, doing things which you like, get enough sleep.....

Very useful

I agree Natalya . Life is impossible without stress. Now I'm feeling very stressed. The easiest ways to reduce my stress are going somewhere with friends , listening to the music and sleeping. I agree stress may be the motivation of the life. In my opinion , when we have got the stress , we ever try to escape from that feeling. We never want that feeling again. This thing will help people to motivate their personality to improve their lives.

I think life is impossible without stress. We experience it on different stages of our life. We can't eliminate stress from our life altogether.  To some extent it can be even useful because stressful situations in life make us psychologically stronger, give us moral strength. In the course of time we learn to combat stress and everyone has his or her own ways for beating stress. I, for example, eat some chocolates,  take a wander around the town. When I have vacations I like to go to the mountains (the Carpathian mountains). The nature is fabulous there. There are lots of beauty spots where you can take great pictures and relax. Every time I go there I fall in love with that place.

I agree with you Natalya. Some stress is good for you but not too much. I also love to get away from the hectic bustle of city life and into the countryside to relax. 

alot of thanks it is realy amazing ! i noticed the progress in listining  as for me.

We have to take it easy to reduce stress. There are many good things to do do while we have stress, and perhabs  the best thing is thinking of those people who are suffering from great problems. They are living a worse life than we do.

Today this topic is very urgent. People who live in big cities are more influenced by any stress. They face it almost every day in different forms. I think everyone must learn how to beat the stress because it may cause awful consequences in future such as arguments and quarrels in family, low-self esteem, deseases and so on.