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.






it s usefull me

hi,everybody  has stress.if you can cope with the stress,means you can face the challenge.if i had a stress , i could not have a nice sleep cause it would bothering me the whole night .after the stress ,i will have a good night sleep.
a good and well arrange schedule will definitely release the tension. e for expectation really inspire me !

right now I'm living very stressful moments because I'm waiting my exam's result and to reduce this stress I just try to sleep and forget a bit about the exam and I enjoy swimming it's my favourite sport and I think that the best way to reduce my stress is to talk with people who I don't know because They are not going to ask me about it.

Thank you for this topic it's really useful, When i feel i have stress the first thing i do to reduce my stress it is play football and some time i meet with friends, Also sleep is good to  reduce stress.

For me, it's helpful to exercise and manage your time to beat stress and achieve your plans,sometimes,i fell worried and tense according to my job and Daily activities,but i try to do my best and resolve end users problems,you can also doing great job under is a full of ups and down,so,be confident and enjoy your life and don't have a gloomy view.

i enjoied this topic .. but i think the speaker has no fluent english

I want to learn more vocabulary through this site.  I learn medical English in Japan.  Want to be able to handle a variety of English expressions.

My everyday life is not tense and stressful at all but some time. I have recently graduated from university so it's a big change. When I was still a student, life is easy and not too much pressure. But now, I have to start to live by my own. I have to find a job, to keep up with new environment - work it's more stressful.
When i am stressed, i try to be relaxed with my favored activities like: reading book, listening music, shopping with friend...After that i am in a good mood to continue.
I think "STRESS" theory is helpful and i really enjoy it. But i think if you always have stress in work, may be it is not a right work for you. May be you should find another one.

Hi, everyone.
I've really enjoyed this article and the stress theory. However, I guess there are positive aspects in stress. It makes you appreciate the time you spend with good friends and in may case with good literature.
Besides, I'm a lucky person because I love my job and my family so I  usually enjoy holidays as well as weekdays.
Very witty the use of letters:
Treat your body
My favourite tip is the one about expectations. What about yours?

I can say that most of the time I feel stressed particularly at work and I think that I 'm not the one in this situation. Nowadays stress is inseparable from our daily life. To relieve and reduce stress I try to be cool and positive. Generally we  are stressed when we are in difficult situation : deadline, financial worry, .... In this case I try to be steady one's nerves. I tell myself that it is not the worse situation so I have no need to stress and panic. Making exercises of respiration help to be calm and quiet.  And in my opinion, forestall the difficulties that you may have  is one element to avoid stress.
It is said that stress is also a motivating force to drive you to do better. I think so. I recognize stress as our natural defense when we are in bad situation. Stress is automatically created by our organism to make us stronger, clever and spider in our actions.