Hearing Center of LI Sep 2017

Dealing With Stress Learn Healthy Coping Mechanisms That Put You in Control

of your life? Do you blame your stress on others? If you don’t recognize your role in creating or maintaining stress, you will

learn to forgive. Make Time for Relaxation

Nurturing yourself is a necessity, not a luxury. If you make ample time for self-care, you will be in a better place to handle life’s stressors. Give yourself options like going for a walk, calling a good friend, journaling, or reading a book. Live a Healthy Lifestyle In addition to regular exercise, there are other healthy lifestyle choices that can increase your resistance to stress. Eat a healthy diet; reduce caffeine and sugar; avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs; and get enough sleep. Stress is unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to dictate your life. With stress management techniques, you can avoid chronic stress, reduce your stress levels, and live your life to the fullest. “I have been a patient at Hearing Center of Long Island for over seven years. It is only thanks to the friendly, knowledgeable doctors, and staff at Hearing Center of Long Island that I can enjoy hearing conversations with family and friends. “I have been cooking and baking since I was a little girl. I especially enjoy cooking and baking for friends and family. I consider the staff at Hearing Center of Long Island to be friends and family. I hope they enjoy my homemade cookies! “Thanks to my friends at Hearing Center of Long Island.”

never be able to control it. Find Healthy Strategies

Withdrawing from loved ones, bingeing on food or alcohol, procrastinating, and sleeping too much are all unhealthy ways to deal with stress. Instead, find unique, healthy coping strategies. Focus on what makes you feel calm and in control. Avoid, Alter, Adapt, and Accept Some stressors are predictable. Learn how to predetermine your reactions by choosing to avoid, alter, adapt, or accept. Avoid people or situations that stress you out. Talk about your feelings instead of bottling them up, create a balanced schedule, reframe your problems, look at the big picture, and practice gratitude. It’s critical to look at the glass as half-full and As you will read in her note below, we’ve had the honor of providing Mary Milone’s hearing care for the past seven years. Her delightful personality always brightens our day. I’m sure her positive outlook on life has helped her overcome many challenges besides those related to hearing loss. Thank you, Mrs. Milone, for allowing us to share your comments and for the honor of allowing us to provide your hearing care. (And thanks for the delicious homemade cookies.

You have more control over stress than you think. Stress management is about taking charge of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to regain control. Identify Sources Chronic stress is hard to recognize. Look closely at your habits and excuses. Do you explain away stress as temporary? Do you define stress as an integral part

What Our Patients Are Saying

Dr. Larry, Mrs. Milone, and her homemade cookies

–-Mary Milone

Valley Stream, NY

2 • We’re listening to you.

Made with FlippingBook HTML5