Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mind set for coping with stress

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” - Stephen Covey

Coping with stress not merely depends on the events or persons ability but also a matter of mind set. The following mind set will be helpful to dealing with stress. I hope this will help you.

1. Self- confidence
Person with good feelings about oneself tend to cope better and view their situations as challenge rather than threat.
2. Personal responsibility
Events may be external but how we interpret, appraise and handle with them purely within our hand. Assuming personal responsibility increases control believe which enhance our coping ability.
3. Think positively, have faith
Cultivate a positive attitude to life and its challenges and replace negative or irrational thoughts with realistic positive affirmations routes and have motivation to face your problems.
4. Clear goal and plan
Our goal need to be well defined, realistic and must re-evaluate often otherwise leads to failure or disappointment. It is wise to plan for each day be flexible and make change if necessary.
5. Effective communication
The ways we communicate improve our relationship. If you are overwhelmed with your feelings such as anger you can not think of an appropriate expression or communication. Improve your communication skills which will help you to clearly state what you feel and want.
6. Be creative and courage
Present world repeatedly challenge us with new complex problems. We need to be creative and courage to deal with them. Successful coping may increase our self-confident, improve our relationship and help us to learn new skills.
7. Taking care of physical health
Good physical health helps you to meet life’s challenges. We need to gain knowledge about health related issues and get adequate sleep, exercise, sleep and leisure time for yourself.
8. Mutual help
Healthy relationships are very important in helping us to cope with stress. We need to learn to give and receive help from others. Learn to respond to the feeling and needs of others, communicate effectively, cultivate positive attitude towards others. Adaptive social skills will improve our quality of life.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Stanfill said...

Hi Kumar,

I love this list. We could all use some education on each one of these items, couldn't we?