Tiffany Gust is a trainer at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge.
Write down the following:
- Who is causing you stress?
- Did you feel physically and emotionally?
- When the stress happened, what was your response?
- What did you do to make yourself feel better?
This can help you determine how you currently cope with stress. Are your strategies healthy or unhealthy, productive or unproductive?
For example, I like to exercise to cope with stress. Others like to eat or spend money. Unfortunately, some people deal with stress in ways that tend to compound the problem. When one looks back to the situation, they may find that they regret their behavior. By keeping a log, you will begin to see patterns and common stressors. Give it a try for 30 days and see what stressors you have and how you can change your coping skills to lessen the stress in your life.