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The more balanced you are the greater sense of overall well being you will have!

To manage your stress some of these may help!

Getting in shape mentally as well as physically is important to combat stress over the long term. You can do this by:

  • Pace Yourself – Take time out

-Reduce body tension and other stress symptoms by practising any number of helpful relaxation techniques.
-Re-evaluate the stressful situation in a positive light, by focusing realistically on what you can and cannot control or do.

  • Build Mental Muscle

– Be honest with your personal needs, limitations and abilities
– Turn negative obstacles into positive solutions
– Remember there are many choices and solutions to a problem
– Budget your time and energy. You can’t always give 100% all of the time.

  • Balance Work with other Pleasures

– Have some fun!!!!!!!!
– Be active and enjoy yourself in the process
– Re-visit a hobby or leisure activity you used to love
– Eat well and treat yourself.
– Keep connected to friends and family (pets included)

  • Turn Stress into Strength

– Do something each day that leaves you energized and refreshed. Go for a long walk, take a hot bath, talk with friends.
– Learn assertive techniques and practise saying no when asked to do something you really can’t handle at this time.
– Practise doing things right now, rather than worrying about them all day long.
– Keep your mind focused on the present, doing one thing at a time, starting with your priority list.
– Learn a variety of relaxation techniques and practise taking frequent relaxation breaks.
– Become aware of the demands you place on yourself, not just the ones that others seem to be imposing.
– Learn to see other’s points of view and help others to appreciate yours.
– Take time to be alone on a regular basis – to think, assess, and explore your options and then design a personal action plan for you.
– Ask for help and seek support and counselling if you feel you are unable to cope.

My Personal Action Plan for Managing Stress
10 THINGS I WILL DO TO BALANCE MY LIFE AND LOWER MY STRESS!

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I Will start this plan today! Date:

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