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How to Cope with Stress

Each of us is different, there is no one “correct” way to cope with daily stress.  Here are some short and long term solutions to reducing stress:

  • Identify your problems
  • Solve your problems
  • Talk about your problems
  • Learn about stress management
  • Reduce tension – physical activity, meditation
  • Take your mind off your problems – get busy!

Once you have lowered your stress level, it is wise to look for ways to prevent excessive stress from building up again.  The best way to cope with stress is to prevent it:

  1. Make decisions.
  2. Avoid putting things off.
  3. Delegate.

As long as you do not get stuck in the third stage of the stress response, you will avoid becoming chronically stressed.

Source:  www.cmha.ca

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