Does life have you stressed out? There are many things you can do to help yourself manage stress.

Does life have you stressed out? There are many things you can do to help yourself manage stress.
1. Remember, you were not as stressed a while ago, and you will soon be peaceful again. 
2. Take 10 deep breaths, hold them for a few seconds. Breathe out all the way. When you are super stressed, do this every hour. 
3. Take 10 minutes to make a short list of 2 to 5 things that you can get done reasonably over the next two hours, even if this means doing things to resolve a crisis or decrease your anxious feelings and get to work. 
4. Having done those things, take a 10 minute timed break involving stretching, deep breathing and maybe a cuppa coffee.
5. Congratulate yourself for taking control and note how much better you feel, noting that you are more in control now.
(for things you cannot change now, create a calendar appointment for when to tackle those problems in the future and put them out of your mind for now, knowing you will "cross that bridge when you come to it". Find help with coping strategies with Tim Jenkins, LCPC and other counselors at: orlandparkcounselors.com.
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