Effective Ways to Cope with Stress
Part of the Psychology For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Stress is a constant in everyone’s life. Nobody is immune from stress-inducing events and situations. Here are few tips for dealing with stress in your life:
Accept responsibility: Take charge of your own part in things instead of focusing on the activities or involvement of others.
Analyze the situation logically: Try looking at a situation less emotionally and more logically.
Gather information: The more we know, the better we’re able to cope. Find out as much as you can about your situation and what can be done about it.
Reappraise or reframe the situation: Look at a situation from a different perspective and try to see the positive side of things.
Seek guidance and support: Ask for help from someone you respect or, if you’re more comfortable doing so, from a mental health professional.
Use problem-solving skills: Come up with alternatives, select one, try it, and reevaluate the outcomes.