Managing Personal Stress

Caring for others can be stressful and how well you care for yourself is as important as how well you care for your residents. Here are a few simple tips to help manage personal stress:

  1. Take care of your body: get plenty of sleep, eat nutritious balanced meals, stay active.
  2. Be social: spending time with friends and family can help relieve the pressures and demands of your work.
  3. Take a break! Be sure to set aside time for yourself to do things you enjoy.
  4. Talk it out: discuss your stress with someone you trust.
  5. Keep an open mind.
  6. Stay organized: having a plan to keep organized can help prevent work from building up and creating even more stress.
  7. Remember the power of positive self-talk.

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