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Boxing Your Stress: Home

Tool for managing your stress.

Identifying Your Stressors

After identifying your stressors, where would you place them?

  • Important & Controllable
  • Not Important & Controllable
  • Important & Not Controllable
  • Not Important & Not Controllable

Important & Controllable

Examples:

I am frustrated that I do not get more exercise.

I wish I could be in a better mood at work.

I feel depressed about my life.

Important & Not Controllable

Examples:

I am angry about this change that’s happening in my workplace.

I am frustrated that my children or partner do not do what I tell them.

Boxing!

Important & Controllable - change your lifestyle.  Seek help!

Not Important & Controllable – change your perception.  Let GO!

Important & Not Controllable – change your reaction. Find balance!

Not Important & Not Controllable – change your perception!  Let GO!

Not Important & Controllable

Examples:

I am upset that people leave crumbs on the counter.

I get annoyed when my co-worker takes the last cup of coffee.

Not Important & Not Controllable

Examples:

I am depressed about getting older.

It makes me mad when it rains after I wash my car.

 

Source

Adapted from Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Successful People.