Life is full of stressors. In fact, just writing this blog post is a little stressful. It is important to recognize the stressors in our lives and build up ways to manage that stress. Don’t let the stress rule you! This basic skill is one of the first things that we learn in YouthLine training, and is something that we work on with each one of our callers/texters and chatters.
Managing stress can look very different for each person, because everyone experiences stress differently- and that’s ok! Like how something may be stressful for one person and not stressful for another, one way of dealing with stress may be helpful for one person and not helpful for another. This is why it is important for you to recognize what works for you and start building a collection of stress management skills that you can use in whatever situation you might find yourself in. [Read more…] about Top 5 Ways to Deal with Stress