As I said, learning to cope with stress is something important that we do for ourselves, but we may not realize that it is an important thing for us to do for others as well. This is because stress can be contagious, in a way. This means that if you're stressed and frustrated, you may pass this stress on to those around you. You may inadvertently transmit stress by being short-tempered and impatient. You may be more prone to making mistakes that affect others when you're stressed. Stress can be passed on in many obvious and subtle ways, and we all have the capacity to "pick up stress" from those around us, though some of us do this to a greater degree than others.
To refrain from spreading stress among your friends and family, it's important to have a few go-to stress management techniques--stress relievers that you know will work for you. The following resources can help you to better understand the connection between your own stress levels and the impact of other people, and can enable you to pinpoint stress relief techniques that work best for you.
- How To Cope With Stress
These simple and effective techniques can help you to cope with virtually anything that comes your way.
- Benefits of Stress Management
We've talked about how our own stress management work can benefit others, but let's review those benefits we bring for ourselves when we learn to effectively manage stress.
- How To Create Social Support In Your Life
Having others to lean on during times of stress can be especially beneficial, and can feel wonderful. Learn about how to maintain a supportive circle.
- Best Ways To Relieve Stress
Different stress management techniques resonate with different people, depending on personality, lifestyle, and other factors. These are top ways to relieve stress, and tips for determining which would likely be best for you.