Coping with stress

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  1. Organize your work in order of priority. work within possible working schedules
  2. Setting goals: what are my goals, how can I reach my goals in a positive way. Will my decisions create more or less stress in my life? Prioritize your activities.
  3. You can say no, you can cope with stress saying no to something that will add to your stress.
  4. Organize your life wake up early make a schedule.
  5. Make your decisions to avoid stress that comes from pressure. Think for yourself.
  6. take a break/ relax/exercise eat well get enough sleep and participate in physical activities e.g. swimming, running, working etc when you feel drained stop and take a break for example go forĀ  a walk and have fresh air.
  7. Breathing and relaxation. Deep slow breathing is a process.
  8. massage : this can lower your heart beat and blood pressure, improve circulation and relax tense muscles
  9. it gives you a chance to think about something other than events that causes you stress it builds your self esteem because you are helpful to be people in need.

WHY COPE WITH STRESS?

  1. It saves you time and money trying to treat symptoms caused stress.
  2. Not coping with stress may cause a decline in school or job performance and increase in personal conflicts.
  3. If left un managed stress may lead to mental illness or complete physical exhaustion
  4. It builds your self esteem. i.e. you gain control over your responses to your stress even if you can not completely control the cause of the stress
  5. It is an important tool for living successfully that you learn skills that you will use throughout life.



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