bassiermedical

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being not merely the absence of disease" - World Health Organisation

STRESS CONTROL

  • Ensure you have an adequate diet.
  • Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep.
  • Exercise for approximately 30min preferably daily but at least thrice a week.
  • Time management – set priorities. Program work/study/ recreation/ rest periods.
  • Try and develop a way of mastering stressful situations. Think and analyze situations before you act. Find out about muscle relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, stress inoculation training, and meditation. Develop interpersonal networks, family and friends for support.
  • Delegate duties where possible.
  • Recognise your limits, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Set realistic goals.
  • Develop interests, set time aside for yourself and something you really enjoy e.g. hobbies, music, sport.
  • Try and look at the brighter side – maintain a sense of humour!