STRESS MANAGEMENT

Strategies to Cope With Stress:

  • Become aware of stress
  • Learn meditation
  • Practice deep breathing
  • Relax
  • Have more fun
  • Exercises: walk, jog, swim, yoga, etc.
  • Use positive imaging and visualization
  • Talk it out with family or a friend
  • 'Walk and talk' - take a friend out and talk
  • Write it out; write few pages about how you feel
  • Improve time management
  • Look upon problems as opportunities instead as obstacles

stress management

Strategies to Cope With Stress at Work:

  • Approach someone in your Human Resources Department or understanding manager - tell them about your concerns.
  • Let HR or manager know that your productivity can be improved with less stress.
  • Consider request for transfer within your company.
  • Create at work a network of friends to support you.
  • Increase pleasant activities during your free time.
  • Change your priorities and remove unnecessary tasks from your schedule.
  • Focus more on positive outcomes.

Become Aware of Stress

First step in positive ways of coping with stress is awareness.

"Man is not hurt by what happens, but by his opinions of what happens." — Montaigne

 

Grant me the courage to change the things I can change,
the serenity to accept the things I can't change,
and the wisdom to know the difference
.” — Reihold Niebuhr

 

Way Out

Very typical response to stress is drug abuse and self-medication including alcohol, nicotine, sedatives etc. In fact any increase in drug consumption may indicate our unconscious attempts to deal with stress. But trying to control symptoms instead of dealing with the causes will not bring us lasting recovery.

There are many positive ways of coping with stress including:

  • Three stage Relaxation Exercises
    • easy and simple stretches
    • progressive muscle relaxation
    • deep muscle relaxation
  • Breathing Exercises
    • deep breathing
    • rhythmic breathing
    • special breathing
  • Meditation Techniques
  • Physical Activities

Meditation

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"Slow, deep breathing is probably the single best anti-stress medicine we have." - James Gordon MD (Los Angeles Times)
"Deep breathing is very effective way to deal with mental and emotional stress. Try it next time you find yourself becoming upset or angry. You'll be surprised at the change it makes in your perspective, and how calm your thinking becomes." - Alan Hymes, MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
"'The way we breath has a profound effects on the way we feel. Many stress-related complaints - whether physical, mental or emotional - are caused by improper breathing. But fortunately, many of those complaints can be reverted simply by learning to breath properly." - Phillip Nuernberger, Ph.D.

 

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