Don’t let stress get the better of you

Don’t let stress get the better of you

Find out how well you cope with stress and how to bounce back faster.

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When your emotions become unmanageable, it affects your mind and body and can lead to potential illnesses. You can’t always avoid stressful situations, but you can take steps to build your emotional strength and bounce back.

Take control of your stress today

While stress can manifest itself in a number of ways, engaging in healthy activities can help you regain your sense of calm.

10 ways to strengthen your emotional well-being

  1. Connect with others
  2. Stay positive
  3. Get physically active
  4. Volunteer and help others
  5. Have ways to cope with hard times
  6. Create joy and satisfaction
  7. Eat well
  8. Practice mindfulness
  9. Get enough rest
  10. Get professional help if you need it

What to do if you or someone you know needs help

  • If you’re having suicidal thoughts, thinking about hurting yourself or others, or you know someone who is, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 800.273.8255 (800.273.TALK).
  • If you’re feeling very sad, angry, lonely or anxious, talk to your health care provider or text “START” to 741741 to reach a Crisis Text Line counselor 24/7.
  • Be sure to talk to your health care professional about your feelings of stress and anxiety.