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STRESS MANAGEMENT 101:

Quick Tips for Managing Your Stress

by Kay Hurlock, Psy.D.*

from http:/www.cpancf.comArticles and Archives

 

 Here's some quick tips for managing stress.  It;s the basics of getting yourself under control when you feel your world is spinning out of control.   A great guide for taking it a step at a time, starting now!

   

First and foremost:   

  • Learn to recognize your stress and its’ triggers

At the office

  • Take a break and get outside
  • Talk with others
  • Watch your caffeine intake
  • Know your limits
  • Remember to breathe
  • Stretch
  • Use a mantra – “I feel calm, cool and in control.I can do this"

   At home, play and everywhere else

  • Get Your Sleep
  • Watch Your Diet
  • Exercise
  • Relax
  • Get involved
  • Listen to some relaxing music
  • Talk with supportive family, friends or a professional
  • Don’t overdo alcohol
  • Leave work stress at the office 

        

 


Helpful websites

In addition to other articles in our Clinical Psychology and Associates of North Central Florida Archives and Articles, here are some other quick resources to help you get started on managing your stress:

      Managing Stress and Worry PowerPoint presentation  - Dr. Colleen Cummings

 

     American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/topics/topicstress.html  
American Institute of Stress - www.stress.org
Mental Health America - www.nmha.org

     National Institutes of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html 
Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress/SR99999 


Please call Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida at (352) 336-2888 for information about this or any of our programs. We are dedicated to providing quality psychological assessment, consultation, & treatment services to the North Central Florida community.




*Kay Hurlock, Psy.D. wrote this article while a  psychology resident with Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida.  She is now in private practice as a licensed psychologist in Humble, Texas.

Contact:    Kay Brumbaugh, Psy.D.   18321 W. Lake Houston Suite 310  Humble, TX, 77346    Ph. (832) 800-9558     Website: http://www.drkbrumbaugh.com

 

 


 

 

 
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