Productive Ways to Eliminate Stress

Tips for EMTs

Reach out to others!

People really do care.


"Traumatic Incident Stress." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 July 2013. Web. 07 Nov. 2013. <http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/traumaticincident/>.

Eat healthy food!

Junk food doesn't help improve your mood; it actually makes it worse. Include fruits and vegetables in your diet.


"Help! I'm Stressed!" Discovery Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2013. <http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/?assetGuid=74F9F75C-78DF-483E-829B-40DE8FE49195>.

Go outside! Get exercise!

Seek out professional help if you feel like you need it!

"You're only lonely if you're not there for you." - Dr. Phil


"Ask the Experts: When to Get Professional Help for Stress on MedicineNet.com." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2013. <http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=79705>.



Practice Meditation Techniques!

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Have a sense of humor!

Laughing is a great way to eliminate stress. Laugh as much as you can!


Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Chronic Stress Puts Your Health at Risk." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 11 July 2013. Web. 07 Nov. 2013. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress/SR00001/NSECTIONGROUP=2>.

Become resilient!

You become resilient when you are able to bounce back from situations that once bothered you.


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Friends are important!

Maintaining healthy friendships help to significantly reduce stress.


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Consider keeping a journal.

Write down your thoughts and feelings when you're having a bad day.


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Get plenty of sleep!