This post will specifically discuss managing your stress through identifying your stressors with the Mayo Clinic’s 4 A’s stress management guide. To read a comprehensive list of ways to manage stress, click here.
I was having a discussion with one of my friends about the best way to relieve stress, when he introduced me to Mayo Clinic’s 4 A’s in stress management (avoid, alter, accept and adapt).
I think the best way to handle stress in life is to be able to manage it properly. The 4 A’s of stress management allows you to compartmentalise the stresses in your life and makes it easier for you to develop an action plan to cope with stress.
Stress is a part of life and to an extent, stress is good to keep you motivated and boost that fight-or-flight response when you are in an emergency situation. Just remember that too much of it can cause negative long term consequences on both your physical and mental health.
I know it might be too extra and takes time to go through this process but hey, why not give it a try?
Note: This is a slightly modified version of the 4 A’s of stress management for easier translation to Bahasa Indonesia. To read more about practicing the 4 A’s of stress management, click here.
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