Managing stress is actually not hard, we just overlook it. These days it is hard not to get overwhelmed once in a while but you need to set time aside to unwind or your mental health suffers.
Here are also 5As that I have put together on how stress can be ultimately managed;
- Avoid (Instead replace with confrontational techniques)
How do you track your stressors?
- Keep a journal for a week or two to identify which situations create the most stress and how you respond to them.
- Record your thoughts, feelings and information about the environment, including the people and circumstances involved, the physical setting and how you reacted.
- Did you raise your voice? Get a snack from the vending machine? Go for a walk? Taking notes can help you find patterns among your stressors and your reactions to them.
It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.