Nine Strategies Successful People Use to Overcome Stress - Deepstash
Have Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is being willing to look at your mistakes or failures with kindness and understanding—without harsh criticism or defensiveness. 

Most of us believe that we need to be har...

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Nine Strategies Successful People Use to Overcome Stress

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Remember the "Big Picture"

Thinking Big Picture about the work you do can be very energizing in the face of stress and challenges because you are linking one particular, often small action to a greater meaning or pur...

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Rely on Routines

Every time you make a decision, you create a state of mental tension that is, in fact, stressful. 

The solution is to reduce the number of decisions you need to make by using routines...

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Do Something You Find Interesting

Interest doesn't just keep you going despite fatigue, it actually replenishes your energy.  Keep in mind:

  • Interesting is not the same thing as pleasant, fun, or relaxing (tho...

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Add Where and When to Your To-Do List

To the tasks on your to-do list, add a specific when and where to each. Try the if-then planning (or the  "implementation intentions").

For example, "Remember to call B...

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Use If-Then Statements

If-then plans can help us control our emotional responses to stress. Simply decide what kind of response you would like to have instead of feeling stress, and make a plan that links your de...

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Be Good Vs. Get Better Mindset
  • When you have a Be-Good mindset, you expect to be able to do everything perfectly right out of the gate, and you constantly (often unconsciously) compare yourself to other people.

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The Progress Principle

The idea that it's the "small wins" that keep us going, particularly in the face of stressors.

It can be enormously helpful to take a moment and reflect on what you've accomplished so ...

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Promotion Or Prevention
  • Some people think of their jobs as opportunities for achievement and accomplishment—they have a promotion focus: all about maximizing gains and avoiding missed opportunities. ...

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