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Beating stress

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

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


When I get stressed I can not concentrate any other works. My brain can not function properly. Even worse I am about to have a stroke. So the best way is to avoid stess. It is little bit nonsense but I try to distract and step back if it starts to boil up.
Yes fresh air, stretch my body and think anything else also help to beat stress

This topic is useful, i will apply these item 's-t-r-e-s-s, in my life. Thanks

When i have stress, i'm now very angy with people around me, i know it's not good but i can't control myself. Then I think why that, I need to calm down, and have positive attitude. If have anyone to share when have stress, its very good. Sometime, stress is motivation to improve skills of myself.

stress is a fact of life. we have to learn to deal with it rather than avoid it because it is inevitable

I think the stress problem number 1 in our world and the reason of suicide among people. And it is very important everyone to cope with it. How to do it? We must notice it and smile every day.

I agree with what he is talking emily we can not take the stress we must seek ways of ending . by ejemlo in my case I work and study and unaccountable time I try to always smile and never mistreat other people because they are not to blame

my day to day life is not so much stressful but I remain stressed about my future. I relieve my stress by visiting my friends or watching any comedy show. visiting new place or breaking routine is also useful to me to get rid of stress.
Stress theory is helpful to some extent but it has no solution for everything and is not effective all the time, for me having no expectation is very good policy, i try to adopt it.One thing is natural that everyone has a lot of expectations from his loved ones so do i.when they intentionally do not come up to my expectations or they go against my expectations, i feel very bad.
I totally agree to this idea that stress has motivational effect, I believe one must change stress into driving force to be successful. facing trials bravely is proof of one's ability and courage. one should not break down in stress

I relieve and reduce stress by walking, swimming, meditation and relaxation exercises.
Yes, this is a helpful theory. Treating my body well is the easiest method for me.
Sure, stress can be a motivation force as long as it generates not too much tension.

Yep. Im very very stressful about my family life. I am always in worried mood when I live in the family. My father and my mother usually strugge or fight. It means that they are not understandable and sympathy each other. My mother has to do everything. She is tired. My father is sometimes sick. He always complaint "I am tired" he does not try to overcome his disease. When they have a fight, my father does not eat. He does not sleep all night and he turn on light all night. That make others worried, angry about his attitude. I hate him, extremely hate my father. That seems to be not good. But I do not like to live in the family. I want to out of stress by going anywhere. But where I can go now

Hello saobienvivian,

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles and I hope that things improve for you and your family.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team