Stress Management

In response to many of the comments I received after the post about the effects of stress on the mind and the body, I have decided to dedicate this post to stress management. If applied, many of these principles can also improve relaxation, sleep, anger problems, and can aid in increasing energy and enhancing focus.

First, I would like to highlight some comprehensive resources on stress and stress management. The following are some of the best that I have found:

Mayo Clinic – Stress Management

Helpguide.org

WebMD – Stress management health center

U.S. National Library of Medicine

As you look at these resources you will notice many commonalities. Generally, each one approaches the stress reduction process in the same way.

1. Recognize your stressors.

2. Re-examine your response to these stressors, and recognize the unhealthy ways in which you deal with these situations, circumstances, people, or things.

3. Finally, develop some new coping techniques. Try more than one, and try them for a period of time before you say they don’t work.

Each of the above-mentioned resources describes some simple ways that don’t take much time that you can begin today to reduce your stress. Find some that work for you, and make them a part of your daily life. Life is too short to not enjoy it. Good luck!

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10 Responses to Stress Management

  1. karemyr10 says:

    Thank you for posting as we are approaching finals and with presentations building up we all need to read this post.

  2. karaoy says:

    I think that re-examining your responses to your stressors is one of the most important things that you can do. If you can help how you respond I think it will help you become less stressed.

  3. meganh5 says:

    I definitely get stressed out a lot with school, work, and life. I know that I need to handle stress a little better, I think we all can. It is good to recognize what stresses you in order to better handle the stress.

  4. kaca says:

    Stretching and massage do wonders to help me de-stress!

  5. ashleenelson says:

    Those were some great tips to deal with stress, thanks!

  6. lromney says:

    Thanks for the tips!! I am stressed out of my mind with school stuff but I am going to try some of these out and see if they help!

  7. willi49 says:

    This post had great tips and links. I’ll be sure to try some of those out to help manage my stress. Thanks for the information!

  8. aayers08 says:

    I think it’s just as important for us to get our homework and work done as it is to destress and relax. I love to do yoga. It’s such a good technique to relaxing and taking time to just focus on yourself and your body. It really helps me clear my mind and clear my head. Mental health is just as important as physical health.

  9. cpace2 says:

    I’ve learned that stress is very detrimental to your physical health and not only your mental and emotional health. Stress management is very important!

  10. cmilner2 says:

    Stress management is a crucial part of life. Although stress is natural and healthy, it must be kept under control to avoid health issues. Thanks for this post.

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