I set a side time to relax after stressful situations.
I express my feelings instead of bottling them up.
I work sensible hours.
I know the signs of being stressed out.
I know how to deal with conflicting priorities at work.
I don't make promises I can't keep.
I can say no.
I am able see things in perspective. I don't worry about the little things.
I set a side time for chores.
I do not resort to drugs, alcohol, bingeing, sigarettes etc. when stressed.
I make compromises.
I use a prioritised ToDo list to get on top of things.
I am not a perfectionist when it is not needed.
I evaluate if I am overexagurating the situation.
Discuss this health aspect with others. Ask questions and get answers.
Private notes on 'stress management'
Stress is connected to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, obesity, emotional overeating. Stress fuels depression and increased cortisol levels. It impairs the immune system and increases the chance for infectious disease and cancer.
Recommended How-To articles
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