Stress Survival

  1. Exercise. Physical exercise changes the body chemistry. Endorphins are manufactured. Endorphins make you feel better.
  2. Do something you enjoy that requires your concentration. This will distract you from your present stresses.
  3. Do something for someone else. This will increase your self-esteem and give you a feeling of satisfaction.
  4. Start and finish a short-term project. This will give you a sense of completion and accomplishment.
  5. Sign up for lessons to learn something new. This will aid you in self-discovery, expand your thinking, and bring a new interest into your life.
  6. Do something nice for yourself. See yourself as a person who deserves good things in life.
  7. Keep up old relationships and try to make new ones. You need a support system.
  8. Say yes. Say yes to invitations. Do not cut yourself off from experiences and opportunities.
  9. Say no. You do not have to do anything that does not seem right to you.