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How can I handle my stress?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Jackson
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: "Handling" stress

Stress is not bad.
It is really a helpful sign telling you something about yourself. Usually when you become aware of stress you are aware that you are not at ease. Noticing your stress helps you see that something is not quite right. Seeking a psychologist to discuss what this stress means in your life can help you sort out what you need to do next to work through your distressing feelings.

In brief: "Handling" stress

Stress is not bad.
It is really a helpful sign telling you something about yourself. Usually when you become aware of stress you are aware that you are not at ease. Noticing your stress helps you see that something is not quite right. Seeking a psychologist to discuss what this stress means in your life can help you sort out what you need to do next to work through your distressing feelings.
Dr. Peter Jackson
Dr. Peter Jackson
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Dr. Bob Stewart
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: E-A-S-E

Manage stress by eliminating it from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) by altering the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action) by shifting your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk) & by easing your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition).
Counseling & biofeedback can help.

In brief: E-A-S-E

Manage stress by eliminating it from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) by altering the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action) by shifting your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk) & by easing your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition).
Counseling & biofeedback can help.
Dr. Bob Stewart
Dr. Bob Stewart
Thank
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Dr. Bob Stewart
Recent research indicates that stress may only be harmful if you believe it is harmful. It may be our attitude about stress that is most harmful. Check out the full information at http://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.html
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