Student Counselling: Tackling stressful situations
- Acknowledge your thoughts, feelings and reactions, and work out what might be helpful in the situation.
- Translate worries into concerns and then into a plan of action. Taking control can make you feel better.
- Remember how you have coped with difficult situations in the past.
- When you are not feeling so stressed, think of ways you might take care of yourself when you do feel at a loss. How do you generally deal with stress? What could you do (instead of say, eating, drinking or even using drugs) to help yourself feel better?
Rosenthal, H., Hollis, J.W. (1994) Help Yourself To Positive Mental Health. Routledge.