May 04, 2016 10:25 AM EDT

8 Best Stress Management Tips

In today's competitive world, a little stress can help you strive to become even better in your career. Too much stress, though, can be harmful to your physical, emotional and mental health.

According to Amy Morin, via Motto, people have different stress management techniques. "Some people crumble at the first sign of adversity," she wrote.

"Other people, however, rise to whatever challenge life throws their way. They have an incredible knack for turning setbacks into comebacks, and they tackle hardships with vigor."

Everyone wants to have the mental strength to be able to overcome whatever type of stressor they meet. Morin has listed down eight of the best stress management tips that mentally strong people use to forbid stress from dragging them down.

1. Mentally strong people don't waste time complaining about why bad things happen to them. Instead, they accept that obstacles and problems are part of life.

2. Be attentive to your body. Mentally strong people know how to manage their stress because they know what influences their mood, attitude and body.

3. Oftentimes, it best to face the problem head on than skirt around the issue. Facing each challenge directly helps build mental muscle, resulting to stronger and better mental health.

4. There are times, though, when we need the help of others. Be objective and know your limits. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance from your support system. Always consult your mentors and peers.

5. Open yourself to the reality of change. Instead of getting yourself unnecessarily stressed out, try changing small things in your environment. Focus on things that you can control.

6. Don't forget to give yourself some R&R. "The more stress they experience, the more fun they choose to have," Morin added.

7. Dwell on the positive. When you find yourself in self-pity and replaying your hardships, proactively switch to happier thoughts.

8. Recognize that these bumps in the road are just small interruptions in the whole journey. Focus on your long-term goals.

According to The Courier, stress management is an important wellness strategy. The mind and body has a powerful relationship so take care of both.

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