Top 10 Stress Management Techniques

Some stress is part of the human condition, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do to relieve it when it starts to overwhelm your mind and body or better yet, to prevent some of it in the first place. Here are my top 10 stress management techniques to help you reduce and manage the stress in your life.  Take your time working through these to truly make them part of your life, and you will see results.

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How to Say No and Set Boundaries

Learning how to say no and set boundaries will help you to protect and nurture yourself.  Saying yes when you really need to say no can cause stress, burnout, bitterness, and resentment.  If you are drained, have other plans, or just don’t want to say yes, you can learn how to say no without being steamrolled or intimidated.

Saying no is appropriate when it keeps you from stretching yourself too thin or protects your own time.  Unless your sole reason for saying no is that you despise helping people, then saying no is NOT selfish.  Learn how to say no and set boundaries for your own personal wellness, because you are worth it.

How to Say No Like You Mean It

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Learn How to Get to Sleep Easily

Learn how to get to sleep easily with some simple techniques.  Sleep is crucial to our health, but many people never learned or have forgotten how to get to sleep with minimal detours, and as a result don’t feel rested and aren’t as healthy as they can be.  Different sleep tips will work differently, so experiment and see what works for you.

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How to Forgive Yourself for Past Mistakes

You can learn how to forgive yourself for past mistakes, even if you don’t feel you deserve forgiveness yet.  It will take patience and repetition, but self-forgiveness is worth it.  It is tied into our self-esteem, mood, outlook, and how you live your life.  You can learn how to forgive yourself for past mistakes and create a new future.

“Wait, CAN I forgive myself?  Should I?”  

Well, let’s see if you can or should learn to how to forgive yourself before you actually learn how to forgive yourself.  All you need to do is answer these three questions:

–Can you accept that because you are human, you make mistakes? (Everyone of us has mistakes and/or regrets in our pasts.)

–Can you remember anything you learned from any of your mistakes?  (You know what follows a mis-take, right?  A re-take!  Learn from it and take another shot!)

–Can you accept that it is impossible for you to be perfect?  Because you are not superhuman?  (And if you are an actual superhuman, please contact me immediately at

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then YES. You should forgive yourself and you CAN forgive yourself!

“How?  HOW can I forgive myself?”

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Self Care Activities for Adults

Practicing self-care can feel overwhelming and undeserved, but if you break it down into smaller pieces, it’s easier to manage.  Self-care is the foundation for healing and wellness, and you can practice by taking the time to do simple self-care activities that nurture your physical, emotional, and spiritual self — learning how to take care of yourself.  Treat yourself as you would a dear friend.  You deserve it!

Examples of Physical Self-Care

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