Doing regular exercise is something that will help you reduce stress and help you get more confident in the process. It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. You can do a lot of weight lifting with just your own bodyweight or a single set of dumbbells. There are vast numbers of free tutorials on Youtube which you can look through to get started.
The most important thing to remember is that the best exercise plan is the one you enjoy enough to keep doing.
Getting plenty of sleep is crucial for your health and for coping with stress in your waking hours but stress can make it harder for you to sleep. Techniques for increasing the chances of getting to sleep include:
Having regular sleep cycles – this means going to bed and getting up a regular times each day.
Wind down before trying to go to sleep – don’t turn off the computer/phone and immediately try to go to sleep.
Make your room a sleep dedicated environment – calm and quiet
Eating unhealthy food gives you a momentary rush of positive of positive emotion followed by a longer lasting negative effect on your health and mood. When stressed you are even more tempted to eat unhealthy food than usual. Try hard to resist these urges because this it will have a negative effect on how you feel.