Stress according to the
dictionary, is defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension
resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances."
Stress is a normal part of life, and there are events that happen around
a person, and many things that a person may do to themselves to put additional
stress on their mental, emotional, and physical state. Therefore, managing
everyday stress with a positive approach is important to reduce negative
symptoms of stressors.
The following are five tips that could help you manage stress:
- Talk to someone that you are not feeling stressed with. Call a friend or
family member and share with them about what is stressing you out, and
how you feel.
- Use positive coping skills such as: take deep breaths, use meditation,
and walk away from the situation instead of reacting negatively.
- Cope with stress in a positive manner by participating in healthy activities,
which can include exercising, reading, writing, painting, sports, listening
to music, going to a movie, dancing, cooking, etc.
- Set boundaries. Saying no is OK!
- Eat healthy and get a full nights rest.
The Campbell County Medical Group
Kid Clinic is a school-based pediatric clinic offering medical care and counseling
services for Campbell County students in pre-kindergarten through 12th
grade and their siblings ages 2 weeks and up. It is located at 800 Butler
Spaeth Rd., across from St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. The Kid Clinic
is open Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm. For more information, call 307-688-8700 or visitwww.cchwyo.org/kidclinic. The Kid Clinic is a collaborative effort between Campbell County Health and
Campbell County School District.
This blog was written by
Sarah Clonch, LPC, Kid Clinic Counselor