Stress Management

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What is stress management?

Stress management can teach you healthier ways to cope with stress, help you reduce its harmful effects, and prevent stress from spiraling out of control again in the future. This involves changing the stressful situation when you can, changing your reaction when you can't, and taking care of yourself.

Tips for managing stress

Strategy #1- Get moving

  • Go on a walk
  • Pair up with an exercise partner and encourage each other as you workout
  • Play activity based games
Strategy #2- Engage socially

  • Help someone else by volunteering
  • Have lunch or coffee with a friend
  • Call or email an old friend
  • Go for a walk with a workout buddy
  • Meet new people by taking a class or joining a club
Strategy #3- Avoid unnecessary stress

  • Learn how to say "no"
  • Avoid people who stress you out
  • Take control of your environment
Strategy #4- Alter the situation

  • Express your feelings instead of bottling them up
  • Be willing to compromise
  • Manage your time better
Strategy #5- Adapt to the stressor

  • Re-frame problems
  • Look at the big picture
  • Adjust your standards
Strategy #6- Accept the things you can't change

  • Don't try to control the uncontrollable
  • Look for the upside
  • Learn to forgive
Strategy #7-Make time for fun and relaxation

  • Set aside relaxation time
  • Do something you enjoy everyday
  • Keep your sense of humor
Strategy #8- Adopt a healthy lifestyle

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Reduce caffeine and sugar
  • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs
  • Get enough sleep

Don't stress. Do your very best. Appreciate every step.