Starting a Stress Management Plan
What can I do to better manage stress?
Have a look at the article "First Steps to a Stress Management
Plan" by your Guide. It will give you some hints on how to
start evaluating and controlling stress, starting with the small
steps you can take immediately.
In general, stress is related to both external and internal factors.
External factors include your physical environment, your job,
relationships with others, your home, and all the situations,
challenges, difficulties, and expectations you're confronted with
on a daily basis. Internal factors determine your body's ability
to respond to, and deal with, the external stress-inducing factors.
Internal factors which influence your ability to handle stress
include your nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels,
emotional well-being, and the amount of sleep and rest you get.
Managing stress, therefore, can involve making changes in the
external factors which confront you, or with internal factors
which strengthen your ability to deal with what comes your way.
Another safe way to manage stress would be to take a natural medication
such as Relagen which is made from herbal extracts.
For example, resources on this site can help you control the external
stresses associated with:
Balancing Career and Family
To work on the internal factors - to prepare your body to handle
stress most effectively - you can find resources on:
Sleep Disturbances and Stress