We all get stressed out from time to time. It’s part of life. It’s inevitable. So, how do we deal with it? Here are some resources that might help you understand – and cope with – stress in your everyday life.
Identifying your Stress Triggers: The best way to conquer stress is to understand what causes it. Use this worksheet to help you understand your stressors.
Signs of Stress: Learn about the common physical, behavioral, and emotional signs of stress
Daily stressors and the rushed, frenetic pace of life today can turn even the most stable well-adjusted among us into flustered scatterbrains. So, what can we do about it? How can we reclaim our calm? The answer appears to be a concept called mindfulness. The best way to accomplish mindfulness? Meditation. Learn about this great practice and grab some resources to get started.
Maybe it’s the strain of caring for toddlers, aging parents, or a sick spouse. Maybe it’s trying to balance work and family. Maybe it’s worrying about funding your retirement. All you know is that you are stressed out and need help. Sounds like it’s time to add meditation to your toolkit. And, this post will provide more information to help you get off to a good start.
Breathing for Stress Relief: Here’s a great exercise to get you started. Spend 5 minutes regaining your equilibrium.
Mindful Moments: Build mindfulness into your daily life. There are lots of ways to do this. You can start by adding in little moments during your day.
So, you had a bad day. Or you are in the middle of having a bad day. Or you just woke up but you KNOW it is going to be a bad day. You aren’t sure why but you roll out of bed feeling mad at the world. Or sad for no reason. Or frustrated by everything and nothing. Learn some quick and effective ways to get your day back on track.
Today, work is more stressful than ever. Jobs are harder to find – it seems like everyone knows someone who has been searching for a job for months. We all live in fear of “budget cuts.” And, we all have to produce more with less. Pile on the stress! Here are 15 ways to help you deal with all that stress.
Signs of Workplace Stress: Here’s a worksheet to help you identify the signs that you may be dealing with more than a little stress at work.
The holidays. This is the merriest – and most stressful – time of the year for most of us. We wait all year for the festivities. We stand in line for just the right presents. We deck the halls and trim the tree. We optimistically plan perfect family gatherings. Everything sparkles and glimmers. But, it all comes with a price. Find out how to maximize the fun and minimize the STRESS this season!
Progressive Relaxation: Here’s another of my favorite stress-reduction techniques. A great technique for learning to relax on demand. Try it out. See if it works for you.
Here are some great resources that may be helpful to you as well: