(HealthDay News) -- Learning how to control stress can help you feel better and improve your health.

The Cleveland Clinic suggests ways to help manage stress:

  • Become aware of the earliest signs of stress and how you respond.
  • Learn and practice a relaxation technique that becomes "your" way of "de-stressing." Practice the technique as soon as you feel stress.
  • Imagine yourself in a stressful situation so you can practice dealing with stress.
  • Apply your stress management techniques to real-life situations.