Strategies to deal with stressors
Before anxiety even hits, you can do some work to get ahead. The goal isn’t to never feel anxious again – it’s to feel confident that you can deal with whatever life throws at you.
When it comes to tackling the things causing you stress and anxiety, you’ve got options:
Accept. There are some things you can’t change – like a global pandemic. Accepting what is rather than wishing it wasn’t so can be a relief.
Avoid. Learn your own boundaries and enforce them. Say no to unnecessary stressors.
Alter. Switch up your space or change your routines in ways that reduce stress for you.
Adapt. Change the way you think or reframe problems in a way that helps you solve them.
It can be tough deciding what might work best in each situation – and what might not work. Workplace Strategies for Mental Health has resources to help. Let’s make a plan for resilienceOpens a new website in a new window - Opens in a new window to keep you at your best.
What resources do you have?
Planning ahead is a good step, but sometimes you need some extra help. You might have access to more mental health resources than you realize. Here are a few places to check: