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The F.A.C.T.S. Help Reduce Stress

NDResponse.gov posted a five-minute video about resilience. Dr. Andy McLean shares numerous helpful tips, including the F.A.C.T.S. to remember when we find ourselves feeling stressed:

Foster hope - Challenge your negative thoughts, surround yourself with positive people and reach out to trusted individuals. Put your problems in perspective.

Act with purpose - Make a list of realistic things you can accomplish. Advocate for yourself and reach out for resources.

Connect with others - Social connections are most important during trying times. Maintain relationships, and give and receive help.

Take care of yourself - Taking care of yourself emotionally and physically allows you to help yourself and others. 

Search for meaning - Find opportunity in the difficult times. Consider change when change is needed.

Take a break and find the link to McLean’s video, NDResponse.gov and many other helpful behavioral health resources on the NDSU Extension webpage

Source: , NDSU Family Science Specialist, 701-231-7450.

 

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