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How can I handle stress and prevent my dystonia from worsening?

Stress can worsen dystonia symptoms.

Regular relaxation and stress management can have a profound impact on your quality of life and general well-being. The goal is not to remove all stress from your life, but to rather to deal with it effectively by incorporating simple stress management practices into your daily or weekly routine. The most important part of reducing stress is to manage it before it becomes overwhelming. Aim to create a lifestyle where stress reduction and relaxation become a way of life.

Tips to help you manage stress effectively include:
  • Learn to identify stress.
  • Make a conscious decision to worry less.
  • Practice relaxation and visualization.

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