21 Nov

Stress!

Blog Author: Aimee Buhr Potter, CVT, NAVTA PR Committee Member, Bel-Rea Graduate, and current Bel-Rea Admissions Advisor

This blog was originally posted on the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Facebook page on April 11, 2018

STRESS!!!…Did I get your attention?
Even the word gets some of us tense. How often do you feel stressed?
What stresses you out? Your job? Your home/family? Your friends?

Sometimes just identifying your stressors helps you feel less stressed.
Some people think that stress is a good thing. Personally, I’m not so sure. Stress will sometimes keep you on your toes, but it may also keep you up at night too.

We all have to learn to deal with stress in our lives. How? I truly believe that once you can identify those things that cause too much stress in your life, then you can start to find out how to cope or de-stress.

For me, I’m a planner. I like to look ahead, find out what the next day holds in store for me, that way if there is something on my schedule that may be stressful, I can think about how to deal with it, and come up with a plan to deal with that stress. I like to think that if I know what’s coming, I’ll be less stressed about it. It usually works.

What do I do to de-stress? I like to listen to my favorite music, lose myself in a great book, hike, and talk with friends.

Let’s face it, we all have to deal with stress in our lives. Find out what your stressors are and look them straight in the face and say. “I will not let you get me down!”

Fight it off and then go and de-stress the best way you know how. I promise you will make it through all of life’s challenges!

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