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Residents near Southfield, Michigan ask compassionate counselors how to manage stress

Commuting to work and managing the day-to-day responsibilities can take its toll on residents in and near Southfield, Michigan and lead to stress. Fortunately, they can find a team of caring counselors at Counseling Associates in West Bloomfield, just a short drive from Southfield. We can help both men and women work through the most stressful times in their lives.

From losing a job, to relationship issues, there are plenty of stressors in life. Stress management involves taking charge of your lifestyle, thoughts, and emotions. Therefore, we offer the following tips to help you relieve pressure in your life:
  1. Avoid unnecessary stress. We understand some stressors cannot be avoided such as dealing with the loss of a loved one; however, some arise at predicable times. For example, if your commute to work is stressful, take a more relaxing route.
  2. Alter the situation. When you cannot avoid a situation, alter it. This often involves changing the way you operate and communicate. This may involve expressing your feelings more often or managing your time better.
  3. Adapt to the stressor. Consider reframing the problem or look at the big picture. By adapting, you can change your attitude and perspective toward stressors. Ask yourself, "Will this matter in a month or a year from now?" Your answer can help you navigate through stressful times.
  4. Accept what you cannot change. Many stressors are unavoidable such as a death of a family member, national crisis, or serious illness. Therefore, the best way to cope with stress may be to accept what you cannot change. As difficult as this may be, it can improve your emotional health and well-being.
  5. Ask for help. Although talking with family or friends may help, a counselor has the professional training and skills to help you navigate through the stressors of life. Meeting with a counselor can help you identify the right management techniques to reduce stress and improve your quality of life.

Are you feeling overly stressed? There is no need to battle stress alone. Schedule an appointment with on one of our counselors by calling (248) 626-1500 today.

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