Look at the stress symptoms in the chart below and identify how they impact on you physically, behaviourally and emotionally. This unit will help you find ways to manage your stress. There is no easy answer when combatting stress, it will take commitment and time from you.
This course will help you find ways to manage your stress. There is no easy answer when combatting stress, it will take commitment and time from you.
If you have determined that stress is causing or contributing to your symptoms, you can manage your stress to minimize its impact.
Looking back at course 6 and the list of stress symptoms complete the following questions. You can do this online, or download the printed worksheet.
When it comes to coping with stress, it’s important to understand that you can take control
There is always something you can to deal with the problems that you face. Here we look at coping skills and habits.
Using the worksheet, choose one of your stress causes. Write down how can this situation be changed or improved.
For example: Relationship stress – assertive communication training, setting boundaries (say something and stick to it), resolving conflict
It is important to use a variety of coping strategies to manage stress that inevitably will occur. By regularly practicing coping strategies, you can stop stress from building up and prevent stress overload.
Instant Stress Busters
Use these techniques for rapid relief whenever you’re feeling stressful emotions such as fear, anger, anxiety, irritation or hurt.
Learning to deal with stress effectively is worthwhile. Many of the most common long-term stressors—family illness, recovery after injury,—often arise without warning and simultaneously. Stress management is particularly valuable for your wellbeing.