Sunday, May 22, 2011

DIY Sunday - Change the Situation (Managing Stress)

So, yesterday i was having one of those days. I was just down right feeling crappy. Thanks you everyone for your kind comments. To say i have been feeling stress is an understatement. I guess paying mortgage and renovating a new house can do that to you. This is the second post based on an article about dealing with stress.

Stress Management Strategy: Change the situation

If you can’t avoid a stressful situation, try to alter it. Figure out what you can do to change things so the problem doesn’t present itself in the future. Often, this involves changing the way you communicate and operate in your daily life. 

Express your feelings instead of bottling them up. If something or someone is bothering you, communicate your concerns in an open and respectful way. If you don’t voice your feelings, resentment will build and the situation will likely remain the same. 

Be willing to compromise. When you ask someone to change their behavior, be willing to do the same. If you both are willing to bend at least a little, you’ll have a good chance of finding a happy middle ground.  

Be more assertive. Don’t take a backseat in your own life. Deal with problems head on, doing your best to anticipate and prevent them. If you’ve got an exam to study for and your chatty roommate just got home, say up front that you only have five minutes to talk.  

Manage your time better. Poor time management can cause a lot of stress. When you’re stretched too thin and running behind, it’s hard to stay calm and focused. But if you plan ahead and make sure you don’t overextend yourself, you can alter the amount of stress you’re under.




You might also like:  DIY SUNDAYS- AVOIDING STRESS




Resource site: http://www.helpguide.org/ 

    6 comments:

    1. So true about expressing one's feelings and being more assertive. Once I gave myself permission to do those things, I felt so much better, much saner, and my relationships improved as well. It's really not an exaggeration to say that stress could kill you so we all ought to pay more attention to it. Have a stress-free (or at least manageable stress) week ahead!

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    2. That is such a great tip. A change of scenery always helps me.

      New follower from Relax and Surf Sunday. I'd love a follow back. :o) Have a great day!!

      -Danielle
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    3. I am right there with you honey. I feel completely stressed out lately. Great tips for coping though.
      I found you on Bogging Moms and I am following you. I'd love if you could follow me too. :o)

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    4. Just browsing some of the blog hop blogs and I wanted to say hi! I will follow you as well. We also have a Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/aiasdotca that you should check out! We always like and follow back, just leave us a note <3

      Monika @ Aias Dot Ca
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    5. Great post - lack of assertiveness is often a problem for me - trying to be too nice! Following you from MBC

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    6. I found your blog at 20 something blogger and love it so far.

      We hear these things all the time in nursing school yet I still need to be reminded, sometimes daily so thanks for the reminder.

      Sabrina

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