STRESS MANAGEMENT 101:
Quick Tips for Managing Your Stress
by Kay Hurlock, Psy.D.*
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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:
At the office
Take a break and get outside
Talk with others
Watch your caffeine intake
Know your limits
Remember to breathe
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
- 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
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