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Taking Steps Toward a Less Stressed Life

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Overview

Many people want to cope better with the stress in their lives and find more balance and joy. A less-stressed life usually helps us be more of the person we most want to be.

Exploring what's holding you back

A good place to start is to ask a simple question: What's keeping you from coping better with stress? Knowing what's getting in your way can help you take the first steps toward finding balance in your life. Maybe you've had thoughts like these:

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar? Maybe something else is holding you back.

Finding ways to recharge

Doing something to manage stress better can feel like it will take more time and energy than you have. But taking a little time to fuel your own body and mind can bring great benefits. Here are some examples:

Getting started

Ask yourself these questions, and write down your ideas.


Credits for Taking Steps Toward a Less Stressed Life

Current as of: June 24, 2023

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