Even the greatest jobs can make us stressed at times! Sometimes our stress management strategies work and other times we need to think about why we are so stressed out.
Write down a list of all the things that contribute to you feeling stressed. Now, cross off the things you have no control over. It’s pointless wasting our energy on these things. Instead, put your efforts toward changing the things you can control.
- Every day you need to ask yourself, “What am I doing today to manage my stress?” The most stress-resilient people do this without thinking. Simple, doable strategies work best. Are you getting regular exercise? Are you eating healthy? Are you including some of your interests that truly relax you, such as yoga, reading, gardening, cooking, dancing or time with friends?
Take time every day to ask, “What can I do for myself?” Daily stress management strategies will recharge your energies and lead to a balanced, successful career!