Today I would like to share some ways to cope with stress. There has been so much going on lately and due to that many people are getting overwhelmed and are more worried than ever, so here are 5 ways to deal with the tension. So the first coping mechanism is, to have a positive outlook on life. I know it may sound unrealistic, but the first step to reducing stress is to simply be positive, and that is because being positive is the first step to realizing that there are some things you cannot control. This will help you acknowledge that stressing about those things will not benefit you in any way whatsoever. The next way to cope with stress is to get enough sleep. Sleeping may not seem that important, but believe me sleep is one of the best ways to escape reality and to reduce stress. The next strategy is to make time for hobbies and interests. For many people, it may seem as if there isn't enough time for hobbies but by far one of the best ways to cope with tension is to pursue hobbies. Learning how to manage your time efficiently will also reduce anxiety throughout the day. One of the most common things to stress about is to not have enough time to complete certain tasks, but that can be changed by learning how to efficiently manage your day. I for one have stressed a lot in the past due to my subpar time management. But recently I have taken strides in the right direction and reduced my stress significantly. The last way to cope with stress is to talk to people about what you're going through. This is by far the best method to reduce stress as by talking to people you can receive other strategies to keep yourself healthy and stress-free. Those are the 5 best ways to reduce stress, remember that there will always be things to worry about, but I hope that these 5 tips will help you out in the future.