|“Men in particular respond to stress by feeling irritable, angry and having trouble sleeping,… Children mold their behavior after that of their parents,” Palomares said. “So developing healthy responses to stress will not only be good for you, but, ultimately, good for your children.” I won’t pretend I am always “Cool Like Dat” – I am stressed, just like many of us these days. And I am aspiring daddy who wants only the best for his children.||
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The article on APA Help center – Fatherhood Balancing Act Takes a Toll on Men’s Health – offers good tips to handle stress. Let me share with you how I practice this.
The tips from the article are:
Identify Your Causes of Stress
I am a big believer that my stress situations come when my personal power is down so that I cannot cope with the load. I am stressed when I am:
Recognize How You Deal With Stress
I Confess – I cry, I am sometimes hit by anger too.
Find Healthy Ways To Manage Stress
The best way for me to cope with stress so far is the basic technique of Emotional Intelligence called “Park“. It helps identifying the root cause of the stress. That way I am able to handle it more effectively.
Ask For Support
My biggest supporter is my family. When I am stressed, I “Park” and then I get help from them by just hugging them. There is no better cure for stress than warm hugs.
I have friends that help me a lot. Some of them distant – too distant. Nevertheless, their friendship gets me back up on my feet when I am knocked off the saddle. Sometimes I even do not need to ask for the help – they just know when I need it.
Practice This – Get Results
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