Alter the source of stress by changing something; problem solving, time management, organizing, and direct communication are ways of altering stress.
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.
Accept stress through physical and mental preparation, so you can cope with it more effectively.
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
Change your Perception by altering false beliefs, distortions, and unrealistic expectations and by reframing situations.
Excerpted from Structured Exercises in Stress Management, Volume 1 edited by Tubesing and Tubesing.