From Stressed Out to Stress Hardy: Strategies to Manage Pressure and Burnout www.drrobertbrooks.com firstname.lastname@example.org
A comment from the audience I love your ideas, but Im too stressed out to use them
Features of a stress hardy mindset To develop stress hardiness rather than becoming stressed out and burned out: To practice the 3 Cs Commitment: What brings purpose and meaning to your life and work? Do you lead life in concert with your values?
Features of a stress hardy mindset To develop stress hardiness Challenge: Do you view difficult situations as opportunities for learning rather than as stress to avoid? The importance of thinking outside the box
Features of a stress hardy mindset To develop stress hardiness Control (personal): Do you focus your time and energy on situations over which you have some influence or do you frequently attempt to alter situations over which you have little, if any, control?
Features of a stress hardy mindset Understanding and reinforcing factors that contribute to happiness: Eight recommendations offered by psychologist Sonja Lyubormirsky Count your blessings Practice acts of kindness Savor lifes joys
Factors that contribute to happiness Thank a mentor Learn to forgive Invest time and energy in friends and family Take care of your body Develop strategies for coping with stress