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Stress Management:

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Why is stress Management important:

Why is stress Management important Stress is something that most of us experience at some point in our lives, so learning how to cope with stress is something we all have to deal with for our own physical and psychological well-being. Those who can’t learn to deal with it and use appropriate stress-management techniques can develop numerous negative effects, including physical illness, psychological illness, damaged personal relationships, poor work balance effects and inability to deal with daily routines.

How can we learn to Manage Stress:

How can we learn to Manage Stress Effective stress management involves the following: Recognising the signs that we are experiencing stress Recognising the circumstances that trigger stress reactions Applying stress management techniques to help cope

Recognising the signs of stress:

Recognising the signs of stress Stress is both a psychological and physiological response to change. It does not affect all people in the same way. Some people go off food and do not eat when stressed, whilst others eat excessively. Some people develop insomnia during stressful times in their life, whilst others sleep excessively. When your normal day to day behaviors and responses change significantly as a result of life circumstances, chances are that you are experiencing stress.

Common signs of stress:

Common signs of stress Pounding heart rate Shaking Inability to make decisions Inability to act Lack of focus Hyperactivity Appetite changes Sleep pattern changes Many other possible signs

Potential Stress Triggers:

Potential Stress T riggers There are many potential triggers for stress, including the following: Increased responsibility Major life changes (marriage, divorce, relationship troubles, childbirth, death of loved ones, etc.) Moving house Money problems, debt Change of job, additional hours at work Illness in the family Many other factors

10 Stress Management Techniques:

10 Stress Management Techniques 1. Relaxation Techniques Meditation Deep Breathing Visualization Activities Aromatherapy Massage Therapy

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10 Stress Management Techniques 2. Exercise Aerobics Jogging Swimming Zumba Walking Stretching Yoga

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10 Stress Management Techniques 3. Nutrition Eat a balanced diet. Stay hydrated with plenty of water. Avoid processed foods. Reduce caffeine consumption. Avoid alcohol. Take appropriate nutritional supplements.

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10 Stress Management Techniques 4. Sufficient Rest Get plenty of sleep. Take a few short breaks throughout the day. Allow your mind to rest periodically.

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10 Stress Management Techniques 5. Goal Setting Break your daily tasks down into achievable goals. Set effective milestones to achieve success. Track progress in achieving your goals. Treat yourself for making some progress in your life.

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10 Stress Management Techniques 6. Write it down Keeping a diary is a good way to keep stressors from building up inside yourself. A diary also also provides a way to make it easier to recognize circumstances and patterns that lead to stress reactions. Writing down what stresses you can be a great step forward in learning how to manage the stress in your life.

10 Stress Management Techniques:

10 Stress Management Techniques 7. Proactive Communication Express your feelings to those who are involved in the stressful circumstances in your life. Talk about your problems. Discuss the circumstances you are facing with trusted friends and family members. It is easier than what you think, and family members will be glad that you have confided in them.

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10 Stress Management Techniques 8. Seek Counseling or Therapy Seeking professional assistance when needed is a sign of strength not a weakness. Working with a qualified professional or other qualified mental health professional can be one of the best ways to learn how to deal with stress.

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10 Stress Management Techniques 9. Deal with Circumstances Avoiding things is not good, nor effective in stress management. Ignoring problems or shoving things under the table are not good in stress management and only leads to bigger problems and greater stress. Managing stress effectively means dealing with the matter before it becomes a problem.

10 Stress Management Techniques:

10 Stress Management Techniques 10. Apply Effective Time Management Skills Take the time to get organized, 10 minutes morning and evening to put things aside for the next day’s schedule. Prioritize your to-do list, every day. Learn to delegate effectively. Leave quality time for yourself in your schedule. Learn how to say “no” to people more often, especially when the matter is not essential.

Stress Management that works for you:

Stress Management that works for you Finding the stress management techniques that work effectively for you in the stressful situations that arise throughout your life can be a powerful resource for health promotion. Be mindful of when you experience stress, how it affects you and what actions best allow you to cope with its effects.

Sources:

Sources Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-management/MY00435 RD.com http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/37-stress-management-tips/ Web MD http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/tips-to-control-stress#mainContentContainer_area

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