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AAABC’s of Stress Management: Home

Tips to help manage stress.

A - Alter It

Alter the source of stress by changing something; problem solving, time management, organizing, and direct communication are ways of altering stress.

A - Avoid It

Avoid stress by leaving the situation or not getting in it from the jump.  Assertiveness, saying “no,” delegating, backing off, and realizing your limits are ways of avoiding stress.

A – Accept it by

Accept stress through physical and mental preparation, so you can cope with it more effectively.

Building your resistance

Physical – proper diet, regular exercise, drinking water

Mental – clarifying goals, values priorities, positive affirmations

Social – networking, maintaining support systems, clear communication, asking for help

Spiritual – meditation, prayer, worship, fellowship

Changing your perception

Change your Perception by altering false beliefs, distortions, and unrealistic expectations and by reframing situations.

 

Source

Excerpted from Structured Exercises in Stress Management, Volume 1 edited by Tubesing and Tubesing.