Stress Management

Published on 7 September 2023 at 09:51

We hear the term stress management a lot and it can mean different things. People respond differently to stressors and strategies to  manage stressors is unique to the individual. Several factors affect how we respond to different stressors and it is important to know yourself and learn to recognize when stress is increasing. It is important to nurture yourself in times of stress and to be able to slow down and check in with yourself.  Taking care of yourself will help you maintain your physical, emotional, and mental reserves to prevent and manage stress. Self care goes hand in hand with stress management. 

Self-care can help you handle the following situations:

  • work
  • the pace of your life
  • technology
  • lack of time
  • feeling lonely
  • inability to unwind or slow down

In order to best manage stress we need to implement self care strategies into our daily lives. There are some areas to reflect on to see if you can reduce stress in the day to day~

1. Have a healthy work life balance. It is important to set limits for your work day and and to ensure you have time to decompress. Have fun things to look forward to consistently that do not include work. Balancing work and play is important. 

2. Get regular physical activity. Exercise is a great way to help you be able to manage stress levels.  Gentle walks and yoga are great forms of exercise that have great stress reducing benefits. 

3. Evaluate your priorities. It is important to evaluate your schedule and routine. Try not to overcommit yourself. There are only so many hours in the day and only one you. Delegate if you need and know that is ok to say no to things in order to take care of yourself. Scheduling your day and sticking to it is important. 

4. Practice meditation and relaxation techniques. This can include mindfulness activities, deep breathing exercises, and guided meditation practices. 

5. Keep a positive attitude. Accept that there are events that you cannot control. Be assertive instead of aggressive. 

6. Seek out social support. Spend enough time with those you love. Seek treatment with a professional if needed. 

Reflect on things you can do to manage stress levels and what changes you may want to make. Remember start small and do things that make you feel your best so you are able to take on issues as they present themselves! 

Be Beyond Well, 



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