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Manage Stress by James Manktelow

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Think Rationally

While taking action to change the situation is one way of managing and reducing stress, perception-oriented techniques can reduce stress by changing the way you see, and therefore feel about, a situation.

Don’t Put Yourself Down

In many cases, it is not the situation that causes stress, but the way we react to it and what we say to ourselves about it. Often we can be too harsh on ourselves. Negative thinking of this kind can cause intense stress and unhappiness, and can damage your performance by undermining your self-confidence and distracting you when you need to focus on what you’re doing. You are thinking negatively when you fear the future, put yourself down, criticize yourself for errors, doubt your abilities, or expect ...

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