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Managing Stress with Healthy Coping Strategies

Adjusting to the stressful demands of daily life is achieved through the process of coping. Here is a list of healthy coping strategies that will help to deal with stress more effectively:

Emotion Focused

Man stretching with the New York skyline in the backgroundTaking steps to control stress and emotions...

  • Exercise
  • Take a bath
  • Give yourself a pep talk
  • Meditate
  • Yoga
  • Deep breathing techniques
  • Listen to music
  • Be creative
  • Spend time with friends

 Problem Focused

Meditating on the beachTaking steps to deal directly with the source of stress...

  • Create a to-do list
  • Ask for help
  • Establish healthy boundaries
  • Organize your work space
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • Remove yourself from stressful situation
  • Time management
  • Advocate for yourself