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TOP TIPS  for  MANAGING STRESS

 

 

• Remember - stress doesn’t have to turn into distress unless we let it.

 

• Ask yourself, what’s really important to me in life?

 

• Challenge negative thoughts and replace them with more helpful ones –                

     remember, you feel the way you think.  Emotional self-management is the  

     key to stress management.

 

• Use coping statements - ‘I can stand it’, ‘does it really matter?’, ‘What the

     heck…’

 

• Ban perfectionism – good enough is good enough!

 

• Try to see things from the other person’s point of view – regain perspective.

 

• Catch tension early. Use stress relieving techniques e.g. deep breathing

     technique, defocus, stretching exercises, move your body.

 

• Manage your time (remember your life goals!).  When you find yourself  

     procrastinating – ask ‘what’s this costing me?’

 

• Break down goals/projects into bite size pieces.

 

• Be assertive – ask for what you want & learn to say ‘No’!

 

• If you treat yourself with respect, others will respect you.

 

• Make it a priority to look after yourself - take exercise, get a good night’s  

     sleep, eat healthy food, drink plenty of water...

 

• Build in regular periods of deep relaxation –it’s time well spent.

 

• Be kind to yourself – and have some fun!!