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Dealing With Stress
There are some simple steps people can take to protect their mental health:
1] Take a problem solving approach:
Sit down and list your problems and some possible solutions. Weigh pros and cons, and once you have some possible solutions, break them into manageable chunks. This process not only can produce concrete answers, but offers a sense of organization and control at a time that may feel chaotic and confusing.
2] Shift your thinking:
Review the skills and strengths that have helped you rise to challenges in the past. You can rely on those abilities again now.
3] Get support:
You may feel like you don’t want to worry your loved ones. But chances are they want to help. You can just enjoy each other’s company or, if your in a relationship, work with you’re your partner to solve financial problems together instead of isolating yourself and struggling alone.
4] Focus on positive aspects of your life:
Sure you have worries, but you are likely to have a lot to be grateful for. Thinking about those positives, or writing them down, can boost your mood.
5] Take good care of yourself:
Exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep,, and taking time to relax are essential.

Soutce:

Dealing With Stress
There are some simple steps people can take to protect their mental health:
1] Take a problem solving approach:
Sit down and list your problems and some possible solutions. Weigh pros and cons, and once you have some possible solutions, break them into manageable chunks. This process not only can produce concrete answers, but offers a sense of organization and control at a time that may feel chaotic and confusing.
2] Shift your thinking:
Review the skills and strengths that have helped you rise to challenges in the past. You can rely on those abilities again now.
3] Get support:
You may feel like you don’t want to worry your loved ones. But chances are they want to help. You can just enjoy each other’s company or, if your in a relationship, work with you’re your partner to solve financial problems together instead of isolating yourself and struggling alone.
4] Focus on positive aspects of your life:
Sure you have worries, but you are likely to have a lot to be grateful for. Thinking about those positives, or writing them down, can boost your mood.
5] Take good care of yourself:
Exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep,, and taking time to relax are essential.

Soutce:

Dealing With Stress
There are some simple steps people can take to protect their mental health:
1] Take a problem solving approach:
Sit down and list your problems and some possible solutions. Weigh pros and cons, and once you have some possible solutions, break them into manageable chunks. This process not only can produce concrete answers, but offers a sense of organization and control at a time that may feel chaotic and confusing.
2] Shift your thinking:
Review the skills and strengths that have helped you rise to challenges in the past. You can rely on those abilities again now.
3] Get support:
You may feel like you don’t want to worry your loved ones. But chances are they want to help. You can just enjoy each other’s company or, if your in a relationship, work with you’re your partner to solve financial problems together instead of isolating yourself and struggling alone.
4] Focus on positive aspects of your life:
Sure you have worries, but you are likely to have a lot to be grateful for. Thinking about those positives, or writing them down, can boost your mood.
5] Take good care of yourself:
Exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep,, and taking time to relax are essential.

Soutce: Mental Health America March 10th, 2009

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