The best way to cope with stress is to develop a processfor coping with it before it disrupts your life. The moresystematic you can make this process, the more effec-tive it will be. Try using these steps to create your ownpersonal plan for dealing with stressful events in yourlife:
1.Assess the sources of stress and the effect theyhave on you.
2.Identify which stressors you want to address andwhich ones can be changed.
3.Create a plan to deal with each stressor and thespecific steps you will take.
4.Evaluate the outcomes you have as a result ofimplementing changes to deal with stress, andadjust strategies as needed