Counseling in Lafayette, CO and Online
We all encounter stress during our lives —financial obligations, demanding schedules, work, and family responsibilities. Stress may seem inescapable and uncontrollable. Stress management skills are designed to help a person take control of their lifestyle, thoughts, and emotions and teach them healthy ways to cope with their problems.
Find the Cause
Identifying your stressors is an important first step. While this sounds fairly easy, chronic stress can be complicated. Most people don’t realize how their habits contribute to their stress. Knowing the role you play in creating your stress is necessary to be able to control it.
Strategies for Stress Management
Once we’ve found what causes your stress, we can focus on what you can control. Eliminate the realistic stressors and develop consistent de-stressing habits. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough quality sleep, will ease feelings of stress and help you relax. Also, make a conscious effort to set aside time for yourself and for relaxation. Alone time can be whatever you need it to be.
Finally, don’t feel like you have to solve your stress on your own. The support of your family and friends is key source of support and understanding that you're not in this alone.
Whether you need help with a problem or just need someone to listen, a counselor will be there to positively reinforce and support you.