So, if you have a favorite way to relieve stress, it's nice to have a backup (or two). If you have a strategy for preventing stressors from entering your life (like saying no to new commitments), it's nice to have a few. If you have a few words of wisdom that help you cope during tough times...well, you get the idea. This weekend, I invite you to try something new that will expand your stress management repertoire. It's fun, and it'll help you to more effectively cope with unexpected stressors that may come your way. Here are some options to try:
- Basic Stress Plan
Not sure where to start? Here's a basic plan for managing stress. See what you have covered and what you may need to add to your current coping abilities in order to have the right kind of stress management habits to help you to handle whatever comes.
- How To Deal With Stressors
Although every situation is different, there are some basic strategies that can help in dealing with most stressors that may come your way. Here's a basic game plan.
- Too Busy? Life Plan Strategies
If you want to cut down on the amount of items on your daily to do list, it's helpful to know what's important to keep in your life, and what can be dropped. Here are some tips on making the decisions that can limit the number of stressors you experience on a daily basis.
- 5-Minute Stress Relief Strategies
If you're already feeling stressed and want to reverse your body's stress response so you can lower your risk of chronic stress, these strategies work well and they work quickly--a winning combination! See which ones you're already doing, and what might be nice to try this weekend.
- 25 Stress Relievers
Need more ideas? Here are some fresh ones. Go down the list and pick something new--you'll be glad you did!