Beating stress

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.




Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


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

Hi Gene

Good for you!

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

It is curious theory I try to apply to myself. But in general, people who live in big towns the stress is constant value. If you want to get rid of stress you should go in countriside where is a trees, graas and birds and so on. I thing. I don't right mybe.

I think that to avoid stress, it's may be mportant some time to be disconnected from terminals like PC, smart phone and socio media. For getting a lot of information at the same time may have negative impact on us and may become stressful.


I live in Milano and I'm a chemical student and for these two reasons my life is very stressful but I try to reduce stress by doing some sport and watching TV series.
I think that the theory expressed by Emily about 'STRESS' is interesting and helpful. The things that are easiest for me to follow are smile and sleep, first of all because I am a positive person and secondly because I am capable to fall asleep almost everywhere. I also think that a little dose of stress is useful, but if it is too much it can drive you to the opposite situation and you can lose the final scope of your work for instance.

I live in Myanmar, where the pace of life is slower and less competitive.Moreover, most of the people here are kind and helpful.So my everyday life is not very stressful.There are many ways to reduce stress including the "STRESS" theory and I think one of the way is to surround ourselves with positive people because those people can affect our mood in a positive way even when we are facing stress.People have stress when negative changes happen in life and having stress in life is very normal because nothing remains unchanged.What is important is the way how people handle and overcome stress should be through positive ways for example sharing problems with families and close friends ,going out , singing and so on.Among them the useful way to remove stress completely is to focus on the problem which causes stress and find a solution for the problem.

I think everyday is a challenge how to deal with stress. I think doing activities from stress theory is useful. Just like reading. More helpful than reading is singing for me. The funny thing is l'm not good at singing but l always sing a high-note song when l feel stress. Maybe stress is a motivation. But l think depression is beyound stress. So we have to careful.