Specific Ways To Cope With Stress
- Establish a support system of friends.
- Recognize and accept your limits.
- Take part in fun and laughter - especially at yourself.
- Establish realistic goals and concentrate on one task at a time.
- Be honest and assertive in expressing your feelingsLive by the calendar, not by the clock.
- Practice good health habits -- rest, exercise, diet, and nutrition.
- Take one thing at a time. Accept what you cannot change.
- Change your attitude if necessary.
- Be patient and tolerant of yourself and others.
- Choose goals and make sure they are really yours.
- Give in once in a while.
- Forget the comparison syndrome.
- Enrich your personal growth through interests, hobbies, skills.
- Avoid becoming upset over small provocations.
- Talk about your troubles with other people.
- Learn to relax via deep breathing exercises.
- Plan some free time every day.
- Allow yourself to daydream. Dreams may be our subconscious giving us messages on how to be more ourselves.
- Learn to plan and organize priorities on a daily basis.
- Do something for others.
- Seek professional help when you need it.
This information was provided by Lawrence Brock.During a long career of service to the banking industry, Brock pioneered a service called Transitions & Trauma to provide counseling and assistance to financial institutions and their employees in the event of a robbery or other critical incident.Currently, Lawrence Brock serves as Director, Senior Adult Ministry, First United Method Church, Topeka, KS. He may be contacted at (785) 272-2490 or via email at email@example.com.
First published on 03/01/2013