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When it comes to managing and relieving the symptoms of stress, healthy physical and mental habits are equally important. Here’s a list of each you can try next time you feel your stress starting to get the best of you.
Therapy (aka counseling) is a tool that many have found profoundly helpful in dealing with any number of issues that are negatively affecting their mental and/or emotional wellness. For many, however, therapy still has a negative stigma: Here are some facts that might help broaden your perspective.
As if we didn’t have enough of our own stress to manage, our natural concern and empathy for others can sometimes prompt us to adopt their stress in various ways. Consider the following tips as you navigate your involvement.
“It’s okay—it’s self-care.” How many of us have used this justification to indulge in a less-than-healthy behavior or activity that produces short-term pleasure, offsetting the anxiety and discomfort of stress? The problem is that many such acts of “self-care” can put you at risk for self-sabotage.
Delegating is an essential way to reduce stress, yet we often struggle with passing on responsibilities to others. Let’s explore five common limiting beliefs—thoughts and convictions that create self-imposed barriers—that hold us back from delegating.
Okay. You did what you could to prevent a particular stressful situation from arising, but it’s here, and now you need to manage it. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the enormity of a challenge, which can leave you somewhat paralyzed—One tactic recommended by psychological experts is to reframe the issue.
Much of your work-related stress likely stems from the unexpected crises that arise and hijack your day. The key word here is “unexpected.” The very definition of the word would seem to preempt any kind of proactive approach. But what if you could plan for your unplanned crises?
Mission-driven, meaningful work. Camaraderie. Appreciation. Belonging. Work-life balance. The opportunity to learn and grow. These are the primary reasons people enjoy work. And yet the American Institute of Stress finds that 80% of workers feel stressed on the job.
Saying “no,” can often be a challenge. It takes courage and self-discipline, but in the end, it allows us to say “yes” to what matters most. Here are some reasons why saying “no” is so difficult, and tactics to overcome them.
If you’re a caregiver for a loved one—kids, parents, partner, friend or anyone in between—it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some strategies you can adopt that will help you avoid burning out.