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Heal Through Service

Negative feelings dominate most of our attention, and if they go unchecked, they tend to take up more and more space. A good source of relief comes in the form of intentional acts of healthy selflessness—and by that, we mean volunteering.

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Time to Make a Change?

Are you stuck when it comes to your career? Has it become a source of ongoing stress? In the spirit of the new year and fresh beginnings, some honest reflections about your job can be illuminating in determining whether you might be ready for a change.

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Healthy Physical Habits Make an Impact (Healthy Mental Habits Help, Too!)

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.

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Talk It Out: The Benefits of Therapy

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.

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When Their Stress Becomes Your Stress

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.

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Self-Care or Self-Sabotage?

“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.

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Delegate More to Stress Less

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.

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Take a New View

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.

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Plan to De-stress

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?

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How Managers Can Address Pervasive Sources of Workplace Stress

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.

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