Developing an Individualized Stress Management Program
If you are under a lot of stress, it's helpful to develop an individualized stress management program for yourself. You are unique, not like any other person in the universe, and you need a program that is created just for you and your specific circumstances.
Where to Go for Help
When you are trying to develop a stress management program, you can begin by asking the experts. Physicians, counselors, and life coaches can give you good ideas for your stress management program.
The most helpful "expert" for developing an individualized stress management program might be a naturopath, since this is their field of expertise. They evaluate you as an entire individual and help you come up with a plan to become healthier...and that includes a stress management program.
There are a lot of places that you can get general information for your stress management program. Magazines, books, videos, and the Internet all have tons of information that you can access.
Another really good place to look for guidance for your stress management program is within yourself. Evaluate what has worked for you in the past and what has not worked. Sometimes we use the same coping skills over and over again because it's what we know, not because it works. We need to evaluate those skills and get rid of the ones that don't work, so we can learn new skills.
What to Include
Your stress management program should include:
There may be other things you want to include in your stress management program, such as herbs, vitamins, and nutritional supplements. Some will use aromatherapy, while others will develop better self-care techniques, such as a weekly bubble bath.
The point is to develop a stress management program that works for you. You are unique, and a one-size-fits-all solution won't work. You need an individualized stress management program.
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