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Everyone encounters stress during their lives at one point—never-ending bills, demanding schedules, work, and family responsibilities can make stress seem inescapable and uncontrollable. Stress management skills are designed to help a person take control of their lifestyle, thoughts, and emotions and teach them healthy ways to cope with their problems.
Find the Cause
The first step in stress management is identifying your stressors. While this sounds fairly easy—it’s not hard to point to major changes or a lot of work piling up however, chronic stress can be complicated, and most people do not realize how their habits can contribute to their stress. Maybe work piling up isn’t from the actual demands of your job, but more so from your procrastination. Gaining insight into the role you play in adding to your stress is essential in being able to control it.
Strategies for Stress Management
Once you’ve found what causes your stress, you can now focus on what you can do to control it. Eliminating the realistic stressors and developing consistent de-stressing habits can help you in managing your stress. Instead of watching TV or responding to texts in bed after work - take a walk, or read a book. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough quality sleep, will ease feelings of stress and help you relax.
Also, make a conscious effort to set aside time for yourself and for relaxation. Alone time can be whatever you need it to be. Some people like doing activities such as crafting, yoga, or meditation, but you can also treat yourself to something simple, like taking a bubble bath, or listening to music.
Finally, don’t feel like you have to solve your stress on your own. Reach out to your family and friends. Seek the support of a therapist. Help and support is there for you. I am here if you need. Give me a call at (732) 670-3999.