Successful stress management varies from person to person. This page presents a variety of strategies, so you can find the ones that work for you.* Try identifying some techniques when you feel calm, so you have a plan in place when you need it.
*Recognize that counter-productive stress coping strategies, such as drinking to excess or procrastination, can be replaced with healthy options with a plan and some determination.
Listen to your body. An increased heart rate, sweating, tense muscles, or clenched jaw may all indicate you are feeling stressed. Note what cues your body offers, so you can take steps to address the stressor.