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Management tips

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1. Identify the regular stressors in your life

Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal. As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes.

2. Practice "the 4 A's" of stress management

Over-committing yourself can attribute to feeling anxious. Prioritize tasks, break projects down into smaller steps, and delegate responsibility!

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3. Evaluate your physical health

When our physical health is compromised, it's not uncommon for our mental health to be compromised as well. Eat a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly, and make sure you're getting a healthy amount of sleep.

4. Be aware of societal pressures

Society leads us to believe that we are more valued by how we look than by who we are. This notion is not only incorrect, but can be detrimental to our health.

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5. Get connected with others

By building and maintaining a network of close friends you can improve your resiliency to life’s stressors.

6. Make time for fun

Remember to take care of your own needs. Nurturing yourself is a necessity, not a luxury. Set aside leisure time and do something you enjoy every day.

Special thanks to Lawrence Robinson, Melinda Smith, M.A., and Robert Segal, M.A. for their contributions.


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