Coping and Support for Stress

The best way to better cope with stress is to identify its cause. This may be a relationship, food, illness, person, thought, action or even a word. Identifying what stresses you out can make it much easier for the stress to go away.

When you know the factor giving you stress, the next step then is doing something about it. Here are a number of ways you can deal with stress:

Try to adapt

People tend to avoid the stressors in their life. If you think moving far away from factors causing you physical and emotional pressure is good, then do it.  If moving away is not an option, then try to adapt to the environment instead.  Adapting to the environment is actually about self-control. Knowing you are tough enough to handle pressure can reinforce your self-confidence and make you an even stronger person who does not easily succumb to any kind of pressure. This not only helps you overcome stress but makes you a much stronger person in the end.

Talk to a Friend

Bottled up emotions usually never go away though they may subside in due time.  Keeping in pressure just increases your likelihood to physical and emotional illnesses. Talk to someone who cares for you. You can only acquire benefits when releasing your pent-up emotions by talking or pouring out your feelings on someone you can trust. You can also join a support group and talk to someone who is offering his or her time to listen and empathize with you.

Follow your Doctor’s Orders

Follow your doctor’s treatment plan for you. Take your medicines as directed by your physician. Attend all your therapy appointments. Doing what your doctor commands will enable you to properly manage your everyday life.

Attend Gatherings

Go out and socialize.  Nothing and no one should prevent you from meeting new people or old friends and acquaintances. Entering into new friendships can lighten up your life and make it more interesting.

Leave the past behind

Trust in yourself and the future that things will only get better. Learn from the past so when opportunities and situations come you are more prepared and more experienced to handle them well.

Asian Health Center
27059 Chardon Rd
Cleveland, OH 44143-1113
Phone: (440) 833-0983