Ways to manage stress
Stress management should be incorporated in some way in a patient's life. It is crucial for the patient to understand the effects of stress on the body’s immune system so as to develop effective stress management techniques. Here are some stress relieving techniques for a lupus disease patient:
- Exercising regularly helps a patient fight fatigue, improve their mood, and clear their head. An exercise can even just be a daily walk lasting up to 30 minutes.
- Delegate duties to others. Seeking help from friends and family when you feel overwhelmed. Learn to reduce your list of obligations to a minimum with others and only do what is most important.
- Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet with a sufficient amount of sleep each night. Attending a lupus support group to learn new techniques for dealing with lupus, stress, and relationships.