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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


thank you peter M for clearing my doubt

Most of my life is completely peaceful and I smile a lot. But there’s also some situations that make me stress. In that case I try to speck with my boyfriend, try to understand this situation and make my own conclusions. His support helps me to get calm.
Yes, I found it very helpful. As for me, the easiest action is “relax”, because I know how to find harmony in my life.
I think that stress destroys me and takes me a few steps backward.

when I have stress I first try not to think about my problems and just go out to meet some new people.Talking with unknown people helps me to realize how big the world is and how nonsignificant my problems are.Then I say to myself Don`t be silly.Next I have some rest (swimming,walking,watching and listening sea,going to the bathhouse...).Finally I sleep a lot.Do nothing is the worst when you have stress ,in my opinion.

Hi teacher,
I've got a doubt with the phrase "...just sleep it when you feel enough."
What or who does "it" refer to?

Hi Sonia,

This is also unclear to me. The Transcript reflects what the speaker says, which is actually a little confusing as she seems to change direction in mid-sentence. I think what she is saying is 'just sleep until you feel [it's] enough'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

sonia i have answer for you
in this case you have to give me the sentence that came before this one to tell you "it" what or who refer to because your sentense not really clear am waiting for you harry up to give you the ansewer

This website is very useful and amazing that I've ever seen. In addition, whenever I feel stressed , I hang out with or without my friends to let it go and think of the happiest things that I've seen and done before and call my close friends and share them and said each other "keep fighting , it will be alright somehow".

Hi every one . today i found the stress very use full . this is actually very good theory which i think will help me to come our from tension around me. i often time feel stress especially about my study and lack of job and so on. after thinking too much why i cant the job even i have holding education certificates and secondly i also get stress when i look back to my life which i have spent in bad moment. But the answer is that how i would come out from the stress the answer i try to leave people and go away for from home when no body can see me and i set there and keep remember God with his beautiful names until i start cry and i ask help . so finally i got feel better and happy.
this is very first time that i heard about stress theory. And i am thankful to that lady that who brought theory and share with us to reduce the stress from my life. Yes the Stress absolutely will help me in my life to reduce the stress which occur in my life. but i just only adopted the S= sleep when but this give also stress because some time i go to sleep more than 7 hours some time i go to sleep around 11 to 12 hours daily which keep me boring and even if i sleep more i felt that in that moment it keep me lazy i feel dark every where like my mind does' not work properly.
So from today i really try to use this use full technique and will share to my friends. i do not think so that this theory stress motivate . some it motivate me but the problem i could not control my emotions in that moment and the thing which i do get wrong and finally lost more than before. but when some one advising you in that moment then you feel a little better to do right thing.

When i feel stress, i got headache . I don't want to face with people near by and would like to run away from that place. This is not a good problem solving. After I read this, I get strength to face any stress or problem. S -schedule T -treat your body R- relax S-sleep S- smile :)

I have alot of stress in my life,about my studying,diet,everything!
I think I'm a stessful's so bad.