You may not know what is causing your stress, exactly how your body responds to stress, or how you cope with stress. To find out, use a journal to keep track of each time you feel stressed. Write down:
Here's a sample of what a stress journal might look like.
The more notes you take, the more you can learn about your stress patterns. Keeping the journal for 1 to 2 weeks is best, although taking notes for even 1 or 2 days can be helpful.
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