Dealing With Summer Stress

June 7, 2011 Updated Jun 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM EDT

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June 7, 2011 Updated Jun 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM EDT

(WKBW/Cleveland Clinic) Summer is a busy time, and many are filling up their calendars with events like cookouts, weddings or graduation parties, but all that planning can put a strain on the fun!

Psychologists say one of the best ways to keep stress levels down while you're planning your summer is to get regular exercise.

Also, make sure you're getting enough sleep, and taking long, slow breaths can help to calm you down, if you're getting yourself worked up about something.

And experts say, to get a better handle on all of your worries, write some of them down.

Doctors say along with some of your worries, write down some of your accomplishments, too.

They say it will make you feel much better about your summer planning priorities.

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