Understanding What Causes Stress
The first stage in preventing
and lowering your own levels of stress is recognizing what stress
is and what the major causes of stress are.
How is Stress Affecting YOU?
How stressed out are YOU?
Let's take a look into what may
be causing your stress levels to
be where they currently are.
Develop a Stress-Relief
Here are some tips for staying
healthy throughout the year on campus and more.
YOUR Stress Relief PLAN : Managing Daily Habits
Knowing how to manage stress
on a day-to-day basis can be just
as tough as dealing with the
stress itself. Here is a guide to
help you along the way.
Stress Relief Products
In addition to a regular stress management program, there
are many tools available to
assist you on your path to a
Should You Give In to your Emotions
here's lots of focus these days on "getting in touch with your emotions." But what does that mean? Maybe it's better to master them. After all, decisions made, comments spoken and actions taken when you're emotional often are the ones you regret most.
Angry drivers can become reckless and cause accidents, for example. Couples who become physically involved or marry after only a few dates because they let their emotions have free rein may regret their decision later. Blurting out something in the heat of an argument may damage a relationship beyond repair and not even be what you really mean.
Negative results from stressful situations can be prevented by learning to master your emotions. By mastering your emotions, you'll reap lots of benefits for the long-term such as the following.
You'll still become angry, but you'll delay "feeling" it until it won't be dangerous or uncalled for.
You'll still enjoy strong attractions to members of the opposite sex. But you won't jump headlong into an unwise relationship just because it's attractive for the moment.
You'll learn to control what you say or do in a moment of anger, so you won't end up with regrets that could last a long time.
You'll still grieve over your losses, but you'll learn to how to have a productive life in spite of them.
None of this means it's healthy to ignore your emotions. Of course it's important to find appropriate ways to express them. Give yourself time to grieve after a death or other loss, for example. Explore what's causing you to become so angry and try to resolve the problem. If you often feel sad or depressed, see your doctor to rule out clinical depression or see a mental health professional.
But don't let your emotions always lead the way, let reason guide you. Think of others besides yourself. Investigate situations. Learn the facts. Be diplomatic. Be productive. Be healthy.