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Managing stress

A visual representation of the need to balance stressors with stress relievers.

In this step, we will take a closer look at managing stress through balancing stressors and stress relievers. Stressors are any experience which causes us to feel stress. Stress relievers on the other hand are any actions we can take to relieve ourselves of stress.

Keep in mind that what causes stress to one person isn’t necessarily the same as the next person. Take a rollercoaster as an example. For some it will cause genuine stress whereas for others it will cause genuine enjoyment. The rollercoaster itself has not changed, but our emotional response to it is different. As such, we need to learn our own stress triggers and make plans for what to do when triggered.

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What are the best stress relievers? Are they the same for everyone? What works best for you?

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