Stress management checklist

Is Your Stress Level in Check?

Stress can help make you more productive but, when left unchecked, can cause a number of serious health problems.

Here are some ways to help manage stress.

Exercise regularly
Get sufficient sleep
Plan for and follow a balanced diet
Drink alcohol in moderation
Maintain a healthy weight
Balance work and play
Delegate tasks appropriately. Don't try to do everything yourself
Spend quality time with friends and family
Resolve conflict in a timely and respectful manner
Take psychological health seriously. Seek professional assistance if bothered by feelings of depression or other signs of mental illness
And last but not least, never underestimate the health benefits of playing with your pet

No single strategy to reduce stress will work for everyone. Find techniques that work for you and then stick to them.