So how do you learn how to manage stress? There are basically two main ways:
- Learn how to turn off the alarm system through various relaxation methods.
- Learn how to not turn it on inadvertently in the first place.
The best way to manage stress is to learn to change anxiety to concern. Concern means you are motivated to take care of real problems in your life, but your danger alarm system is not erroneously activated. Changing your feelings is largely a matter of learning to identify and change the upsetting thoughts that are the immediate and proximate cause of upset emotions.