Key to Stress Management

  1. Keep a positive attitude.
  2. Accept that there are events that you cannot control.
  3. Be assertive instead of aggressive. Assert your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive.
  4. Learn and practice relaxation techniques; try meditation, yoga for stress management.
  5. Exercise regularly. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit.
  6. Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
  7. Learn to manage your time more effectively.
  8. Set limits appropriately and learn to say no to requests that would create excessive stress in your life.
  9. Make time for hobbies, interests, and relaxation.
  10. Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.
  11. Don't rely on alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors to reduce stress.
  12. Seek out social support. Spend enough time with those you enjoy.

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