When faced with stress, effective coping skills are your way to staying above the fray. Stress itself is not necessarily bad. But an individual's perception and respond to a stressful event is very important.
General stress management techniques include: eating a balanced
healthy diet; keeping physically, socially and intellectually active;
taking prescribed medications as directed; getting adequate amounts of
sleep; and resting if fatigued. Strive for cardiovascular health.
Maintain a sense of humor and positive attitude. Be aware of
lifestyle habits that can negatively impact your physical and mental
health. Take advantage of cognitive and/or physical aids and strategies
when needed. Cognitive reframing can be one of the most effective
stress management techniques available.
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Stress and MS: Cognitive Reframing and Stress Reduction