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 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 for the long-term. These aren’t quick fixes, but rather are deeper strategies to more fundamentally alter your relationship with stress. Take your time working through these to truly make them part of your life, and you will see results.
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Coping statements are positive and true statements used to replace the negative and untrue thoughts that often take root when you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, angry, or when facing other distressing or overwhelming situations. For example, replace “I can’t take it anymore” with “I’m doing it. I can handle this.” Unlike affirmations (“I’m feeling calm and peaceful”), positive coping statements are both positive and TRUE. Use this huge list to find coping statements for anxiety, depression, stress, grief, phobias, disordered eating, anger, and more.
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