Oftentimes, we get stress because we can not express what we feel. Stress is a sign that we still have not overcome depression, pressure, anxiety, fear or guilt. Stress affects a lot of people. That is why we should find a way to get rid of stress. Although keeping stress away is not that easy, there are ways you can count on to get away from strains.

Listed below are ways in coping stress:

1. Sleep. Having enough sleep (6 to 8 hours a day) is essential in relieving stress. It is an important factor in everyone's life.

2. Listen to music. Listening to your favorite songs especially to relaxing and energizing songs is a good way of getting rid of stress.

3. Make a diary. Your diary will serve as your very best friend. It is one way of letting your emotions go and will make you feel relieved.

4. Be creative. Use art in expressing your feelings. It may be in the form of poetry, prose, or painting. You can also try composing your own song.

5. Stroll at the park. Seeing the nature soothes us and gives us peace of mind.

6. Talk to someone you can rely on. Your family and friends will always be there to comfort and support you no matter what troubles you face.

7. Read. Use your time by reading. It will not only consume your free time but it will also widen your knowledge. This is a double help. There are books about life which you can relate with and there are also books for stress relief.

8. Exercise. Go to the gym. Care about your physical fitness. Do activities such as swimming, jogging and other sports you can try.

9. Hang out with your family and friends. Surely it will be a lot of fun. Remember, laughter is the best medicine especially for stressed people.

10. Drink hot milk or hot chocolate before going to bed. It will make you feel relaxed and give you a good sound sleep.

11. Make your own holiday. Getting away from your stressful job for just a day can also help. Use the day to relax. Watch a movie and eat what you want.

12. Consult a counselor or a psychologist. This is advisable for people who suffer from severe stress. You will certainly be enlightened after hearing their advices.

13. Be charitable. Charitable acts can make someone feel good. Helping others will always make you feel that you are worthy.

Stress is a part of our lives. Although we can not possibly keep stress away forever, we can still find ways in coping it.