Build a Stress Management Tool Kit

Do you have a personal stress management program—a collection of techniques to intervene when stress hits? Or when stressed, do you cope with the anxiety and tension without a strategic approach, searching for relief only when it all becomes too much?

With a thoughtful approach to stress management, you can reduce the risk of harm from prolonged stress and avoid unhealthy ways of coping with it.

To build your stress management “tool kit,” first identify factors central to your stress response pattern. When stressed, do you lose sleep, get headaches or neck pain, eat poorly, eat more, not eat, become irritable, head for salty snacks, or have GI problems?

See the long list of stress effects at www.stress.org/stress-effects. Once you pin down these effects, focus on how to fight back. Research the intervention strategies, and try enlisting the help of a professional counselor or your organization’s EAP.

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Bringing More Balance Webinar Set for June 21

You play many roles and have many demands made of your time, making it very challenging to find balance. This is the focus of an upcoming webinar focused on helping professionals find work-life balance. The presentation is limited to a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is recommended.

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