5. Assess Your Stress
Once you begin to understand the
physical and emotional symptoms of
stress, and how that stress can affect
the way you think and feel about
yourself and your life, then you can
start to analyze what to do about it.
6. Identifying Stressors
Awareness of Stressors
Sometimes, an awareness of our major stressors
helps us cope with stress itself. Major stressors in
your life probably include some of the following:
People Money Work Body
Mind Leisure Perceived loss
7. Coping Strategies
Stress is a normal part of life and something you cannot
control, however you can control your response to stress.
Here are seven ways to deal with stress:
1. Keep a positive attitude – sometimes the
way you think about things can make all of the
difference. Your attitude can help offset
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2. Accept that there are events you cannot control
– when you know there are times when you have given
all that you can to a situation, it allows you to expend
energy where it can be more effective.
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3. Learn to relax – purposeful
relaxation, such as deep breathing,
muscle relaxation and meditation is
essential in training your body to relax.
Relaxation should be a part of your
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4. Be active regularly – being
active also helps your body
more easily fight stress
because it is fit.
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5. Eat well-balanced meals – staying on
track with healthy eating habits is a
great way to manage stress.
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6. Rest and sleep - your body needs
time to recover from stressful events,
so sleep is an important part of caring
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7. Find your stressors and effective ways
to cope with them - remember that you
can learn to control stress because
stress comes from how you respond to
14. Helping Others Cope
Taking care of yourself can better equip
you to take care of others. Helping others
cope with stress through phone calls or
video chats can help you and your loved
ones feel less lonely or isolated.
15. Emotional Competence
refers to the achievement of a certain level of
Emotional competence can be learned and
trained. And it determines a person’s ability to
interact constructively with others.
17. How do you develop emotional competence?
To develop emotional competence you should
develop your empathy, active listening and the
ability to show others that you understand their
feelings. Emotional competence is made up of five
dimensions: cooperation, assertiveness,
responsibility, empathy and self-control.
18. Why is emotional competence important?
Emotional competence is important because it
strengthens the relationships we have with others.
Interpersonal relationships refer to the ability to
establish and maintain mutually satisfying
relationships that are characterized by intimacy and
by giving and receiving affection.