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Health Tip: Managing Daily Stress

-- Stress can add up to serious emotional and physical health problems. Learning to manage it can help you handle whatever comes your way.

The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends:

  • Trying not to spend time worrying about things that are out of your control.
  • Finding ways to tackle small problems, giving you a better sense of control.
  • Preparing for stressful events, such as a job interview.
  • Viewing changes as challenges to embrace, rather than as threats.
  • Finding ways to resolve problems with others.
  • Leaning on friends, loved ones or counselors for support.
  • Avoiding a cluttered schedule.
  • Keeping your goals realistic.
  • Exercising regularly, eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep.
  • Blowing off steam with a hobby or sport you enjoy.

Posted: September 2016


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