In our lives, stress is inevitable. In this blog post, we will explore 4 Advanced Stress Management Tips to control your life they way you want and that can also help reduce the amount of stress you experience in your life and approach coping when it inevitably happens. It’s well known that when people are stressed, they have a more challenging time making good decisions for their health and wellbeing. This is why it’s essential to approach these situations with coping skills like mindfulness and self-compassion. We’ll also discuss how different stressors affect us differently and what we can do about it!
Advanced Stress Management Tip 1:
Research suggests that approach coping is an effective way to reduce stress and manage the mental health impacts of stressors. Approach coping means taking a proactive approach when dealing with problems instead of avoiding them or letting your emotions get in the way (e.g., meditating).
Approaching our problems head-on may seem hard at first, but you will be much more prepared for these situations if you plan to use approach coping techniques like mindfulness and self-compassion. It’s crucial to approach stressful situations with care because it can help reduce negative consequences down the road, such as anxiety, depression, sleep loss, etc…
Advanced Stress Management Tip 2:
When we’re feeling stressed, it can be tough to be kind and compassionate to ourselves. However, self-compassion is a critical coping skill that can help reduce the stress we experience in our lives. Research suggests that self-compassion may even buffer against stressors’ negative mental health impacts.
Advanced Stress Management Tip 3:
There are many different ways to be compassionate towards yourself, but some simple techniques include:
– recognizing your feelings and naming them
-“speaking” to yourself with kindness and understanding
– providing yourself with comfort (e.g., hug yourself, pat yourself on the back)
– focusing on your strengths and virtues
Advanced Stress Management Tip 4:
Often have harsh thoughts about ourselves when feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. This is called self-criticism or “inner critic.” This is harmful because it can lead to anxiety, depression, and anger. So instead of thinking something like “I’m such an idiot for forgetting my keys again” (self-criticism), approach coping would mean saying something along the lines of:
-“it’s okay that I forgot my keys; everyone has these moments.”
-“maybe the stressors in life are piling up today, so it was just one mistake on top of everything else,” etc…
Live life your way!
We’re all human, after all! Remembering your humanity is very important when you feel stressed out or overwhelmed. What does research suggest about approach coping skills? Some studies have found that approach coping may help reduce psychological stress in response to stressors. Approach managing may also help reduce the negative mental health impacts of anxiety, depression, and sleep loss.