1. Put your health first – Get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, exercise, and eat healthy to maintain your body. Your body will have to deal with the physical ramifications of stress, the least you can do is take care of it.
2. Be thankful and help – Start by being thankful for what you have. Consider thinking that you GET to face this stress rather than you HAVE to face it.
Then look for someone who needs your help. An encouraging email to a teammate, a phone call to a former co-worker, checking in on your neighbor… these things can mean the world to you as well as those you help.
3. Identify a goal – what is something good that can come out of this: A new skill? A line on your resume? A better relationship with your team? Look for a reasonable and attainable goal that you can achieve and update your progress to it daily.
These tips can really make a difference in how you perceive challenges and difficult times. They can help turn a short-term negative situation into a long-term POSITIVE outcome.
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