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How to Manage Stress in Your Life
Tips on Managing StressChange Your Toxic Thought Patterns
Attitudes such as, "I must be competent and a high achiever in every situation," are unrealistic. At times people do not have conscious thoughts like this however; upon examination of their stressful behavior and attitude, find they are holding themselves to a standard of absolute perfection. If these standards are not met, they can feel like failures.
Practice Self-Care Stress Reducing TechniquesKeep Calm and Live on! Accept and meet physical and emotional needs for exercise, rest, good nutrition and recreation. Nuture and nourish your body as well as your mind. Know your own physical limits and requirements and make them a priority. Get realistic (start with 5 minutes a day) on how to acomplish your goals.
Develop a Sense of Self-WorthThere are two elements of our self-worth: an unconditional "no matter what" element, and a conditional "I must prove my self-worth by accomplishments and approval of others or my own high ideals." Wanting others to approve of you is not unhealthy however; often too much emphasis is placed on this. Try on developing a sense of self-worth that is not primarily dependent upon success, achievements, or the opinions of others.
Balance Your Inner Critics' VoicesA healthy sense of self-worth helps balance inner critical voices. When there is an internal balance between self-worth and criticism, one often regards outside disapproval as a learning opportunity and a healthy challenge, despite unpleasantness. One does not need to take a defensive posture, which is characterized by denying and attacking. Start managing stress by accepting imperfection, those so-called "failures," and mistakes in yourself and others without excessive stress and anxiety.
Welcome Your Feelings - Good Bad and OtherwiseSometimes to reduce stress, the best we can do with unpleasant feelings is to acknowledge them and accept them. Many times people deny their feelings, criticize themselves for feeling a certain way, and become defensive. This also makes it difficult to accept and knowledge the feelings of others. Unpleasant feelings are normal and unavoidable, and are exacerbated when not allowed to be exposed. To reduce stress, try on coping better with your so-called, "bad" feelings by taking the emotion out of them.
Develop Good, Warm Supportive Relationhips
Managing stress means establishing good relationships with people - family, friends, co-workers, neighbors - which can reduce stress imensely. Anyone who wants to develop a deep, mutually supporting relationship must take time to work on it. Try on making a commitment to another person! Develop compassion, use self-disclosure, and express and deal with your feelings and stressful emotions.
Only by fostering wellness concepts in ourselves can we achieve a better balance in our lives and be emotionally open and available to others!
For one-on-one assistance with managing stress, contact Diana Lynn, AEH today!
Depending what you think about your life situations, you can bring on happiness or you can bring on stress. If your stress level is high, take a few minutes to contemplate on these stress management strategies below:
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