Stress Management Plan

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Stress Management Plan 2 Living a stress-free life is not a reasonable goal. The goal is to deal with life actively and effectively. I believe I have more control over myself than I believe I do. The simple realization that I am in control of my life is the foundation of stress management. I believe that managing stress consists of taking charge of my thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way I deal with problems. Stress management starts with identifying the sources of stress in my life. My most prevalent stressors include financial, nutritional, lack of relationship and children, work, school, daily hassles, perfectionistic, always in a hurry, and too much to do. I am going to begin writing in a
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This involves changing the way I communicate and operate in my daily life. One way this can be done is by expressing 4 my feelings instead of bottling them up. If something or someone is bothering me, I will try to communicate my concerns in an open and respectful way. If I do not voice my opinion and feelings, resentment will build and the situation will likely remain the same or worsen. I should also be more assertive and deal with problems and situations head on so that I can anticipate and prevent them. Poor time management can also cause a lot of stress, so it is vital for me to manage my time better. When I am stretched too thin and running behind, it is difficult to stay calm and focused. It often gives me headaches, back and neck pain, and leaves me feeling fatigued. If I plan ahead and make sure I do not overextend myself, I can alter the amount of stress that I am under. Because I cannot always change the stressor, I must be willing to change myself. I can adapt to stressful situations and regain my sense of control by changing my expectations and attitude. One way this can be done is to reframe my problems and try to view stressful situations from a more positive perspective. For example, rather than fuming about a traffic jam, I will try to look at it as an opportunity to pause and regroup, listen to my
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