Strategies to Handle Day-to-Day Stress at Work and at Home

Available with English captions and subtitles in Spanish.

On a good day, managing stress is like using a fire extinguisher—easy to put out small fires. During tense times, it may feel like your house is burning down and you’ve been handed a single water balloon.

On top of that, caring for others—whether at home, work, or both—can put your own well-being at the bottom of the to-do list. The result: feeling burned out, hopeless, stressed, anxious, or worse. How do we handle our day-to-day stressors and additional causes of concern—and also take care of ourselves?

Dr. David H. Rosmarin provides ways to manage our own stress, methods to counterbalance other stressors that impact our daily lives, and advice on how we can care for ourselves, even when it seems like it’s impossible to do so.

Audience Questions

Dr. Rosmarin also answers a few questions from attendees:

  • How do you stay empathetic when you’re dealing with folks who are “beyond help” or are in a “can’t win” mentality? I find that I’m offering solutions to my peers who are complaining about stress and dissatisfaction and then are told that they don’t have the time or resources to take any suggestions.
  • How do we set better limits with our time and maximize our priorities with the constraints we have?
  • Do you have more information on dependence vs. interdependence in relationships?
  • Is there any research on the number of strong relationships that are ideal for someone age 50 to have? Does it matter who the relationships are with?

The information discussed is intended to be educational and should not be used as a substitute for guidance provided by your health care provider. Please consult with your treatment team before making any changes to your care plan.

About Dr. Rosmarin

David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP, is the director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He supervises the provision of spiritually integrated services in clinical programs throughout the hospital’s divisional structure and collaborates with laboratories to study the clinical relevance of spirituality to anxiety, mood, psychotic, substance use, and other disorders.

Learn more about Dr. Rosmarin.

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