Life can be stressful. Stress can have a variety of causes.
Recognize the causes, take steps to deal with the root of the problem, tackle the symptoms.
Don't battle stress alone - ask for help from a friend or a professional.
Anything that poses a challenge to our well-being is a stress. Some stresses get you going and they are good. But when the stresses undermine our mental and physical health they are bad.
Our fight-or-flight response
What matters more than the event itself is usually our thoughts about the event
7-8 hours for most but really varies per person/consistency is key
Water: Patch Adams Study and the Brain
Protein/High Fiber Breakfast and Glucose/Sugar Levels
Relaxing Bath or Walk/Nature Touch It
Don't Let Yourself Rip on You or Others (even behind their back)
Organization and To Do Lists
Perspective: Will this Matter in 5 Years, Give it to God, Try Your Best
Personal Responsibility: An Ounce of Prevention/Pound of Cure
Surround Yourself with Positive/Funny People
It's Ok to Ask for Help
Take Baby Steps/Break Tasks into Smaller Steps
Live within your means. Set a budget and stick to it.
Division of labor - Delegate and Boundaries
Relaxation techniques - mediation, prayer, massage, or yoga
Read self-help books
Dr. Matthew Clark and Friends Present
Gay and Christian: Believers Speak
Reconciling Being Gay and Christian
Thursday May 30
7-9pm Wealthy Theater
Grand Rapids, MI
The Clark Institute: Private Practice Psychotherapy
for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Human Resource Associates
Matthew Clark, Psy.D.