“Effective stress management starts with identifying your sources of stress and developing strategies to manage them. One way to do this is to make a list of…”.1

Umbrella
What may the Stress Management Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Coping/Dealing With Stress
  • Managing Stress
  • Stress Busters
  • Stress Management
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Stress Reduction/Relief

Alcohol or Not

Can alcohol help with stress?

In Alcohol and Stress: Why Alcohol Makes Stress Worse the (United Kingdom) Drinkaware.co.uk explains:

“Alcohol is a chemical depressant. It disrupts the delicate balance of chemicals and processes in your brain, affecting your thoughts, feelings and actions– and sometimes your long-term mental health. Even though you might think a drink can help you relax, in fact over time, regularly drinking to deal with feelings of stress can interfere with what your brain needs for good mental health as well as disrupt our sleep, making stress harder to deal with”.2

First Step

What can be the first step in stress management?

In Stress Management: In-Depth – Stress Management: Know Your Triggers: Take the First Step the (United States) Mayo Clinic elaborate on:

“Recognizing a problem is the first step toward solving it. By beginning to identify and understand the sources of your stress, you’ve taken the first step in learning to better manage it. Manage it, not eliminate it. Stress is a fact of life. And that’s OK. You can learn ways to handle it”.3

Sources of Stress

How can sources of stress be identified?

In Stress Management: In-Depth – Stress Management: Know Your Triggers: Know Your Stressors the Mayo Clinic also elaborate on:

“Effective stress management starts with identifying your sources of stress and developing strategies to manage them. One way to do this is to make a list of the situations, concerns or challenges that trigger your stress response. Take a moment to write down some of the top issues you’re facing right now. You’ll notice that some of your stressors are events that happen to you while others seem to originate from within”.4

Stress Management Techniques

What are some stress management techniques?

DotS stress management techniques may include:

  • Aerobic Exercise
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Humor
  • Jogging
  • Learning Mindfulness
  • Learning Problem Solving Skills
  • Learning Time Management Skills
  • Learning To Be Assertive
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Physical Activity
  • Prayer
  • Relaxation
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Tai Chi
  • Talking
  • Walking
  • Yoga

Stress ManagementStress Management Practical Steps

What are some stress management practical steps?Stress Management

In 5 Things You Should Know About Stress: 4. There Are Ways To Manage Stress the (United States) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) elaborate on:

“If you take practical steps to manage your stress, you may reduce the risk of negative health effects. Here are some tips that may help you to cope with stress:

  • Be Observant…
  • Talk To Your Health Care Provider or A Health Professional…
  • Get Regular Exercise…
  • Try A Relaxing Activity…
  • Set Goals and Priorities…
  • Stay Connected…
  • Consider A Clinical Trial…”.5

Physical Activity

Is there an association between physical activity and stress?

In 5 Things You Should Know About Stress: 4. There Are Ways To Manage Stress the NIMH note:

  • “Get Regular Exercise. Just 30 minutes per day of walking can help boost your mood and improve your health”.6

Online Resources, Programs and Apps

Are online stress management resources, programs and Apps available?

DotC (Depending on the Country) online stress management resources, programs and apps may be available.

Your health care provider or local community health center may know of your country’s recommended online stress management resources, programs and Apps similar to anxiety Online Resources and Programs, by the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health.

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help to manage my stress?

If you would like help to manage your stress, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

Health Topics A-Z

Where may I find Health Topics related to Stress Management?

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Links

Where may I find Links related to Stress Management?

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Sources

Where may I find the Sources quoted?

You may find the Sources quoted at:

Sources

  1. Stress Management: In-Depth – Stress Management: Know Your Triggers: Know Your Stressors. 28 March 2019. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-management/art-20044151 Accessed: 22 October 2020
  2. Alcohol and Stress: Why Alcohol Makes Stress Worse Drinkaware.co.uk https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/lifestyle/is-alcohol-a-cure-for-stress Accessed: 22 October 2020
  3. Stress Management: In-Depth – Stress Management: Know Your Triggers: Take the First Step. 28 March 2019. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-management/art-20044151 Accessed: 22 October 2020
  4. Stress Management: In-Depth – Stress Management: Know Your Triggers: Know Your Stressors. 28 March 2019. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-management/art-20044151 Accessed: 22 October 2020
  5. 5 Things You Should Know About Stress: 4. There Are Ways To Manage Stress. National Institute of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml Accessed: 22 October 2020
  6. 5 Things You Should Know About Stress: 4. There Are Ways To Manage Stress. National Institute of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml Accessed: 22 October 2020

Topic Last Updated: 22 October 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 22 October 2020
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