How Do You Manage Stress?
Stress can play a role in your health and ability to perform at work and in life. However, not all stress is negative. Some stressors result in positive change (i.e. purchasing a new home, having a child, promotion). Distress is negative stress that results when a challenge faced is perceived as difficult and you feel you may not be able to cope with it. Understanding the effectiveness of your coping strategies is the first step in reducing negative stress.
Tactics for Coping with Stress Inventory
Instructions: This is a list of some common ways to cope with negative stress events. Mark those that are characteristic of your behavior or that you use frequently. This helps determine whether your current coping strategies are constructive.
For the Survey
For More Information
- Assessing Coping Strategies: A Theoretically Based Approach
- Davis M, Eshelman ER, McKay M. (2008). The relaxation and stress reduction workbook, 6th ed. Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications.