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Optimize Low Stress with a Stress Care PLAN

While stress can be difficult and overwhelming, low levels of stress can often be a positive force. We’ve partnered with doctors, educators, and engineers to help you see stress differently and take control with your own personal Stress Care PLAN (Period, Location, Activity, Name).

Follow our simple guide below to better understand how to optimize your low stress levels.

Understanding your stress

As a person with no or low stress levels, you’re likely to feel engaged and motivated. You’re experiencing a healthy level of pressure which allows you to view potential stresses as opportunities, rather than challenges.

Rather than reducing stress levels, your goal is to maintain this healthy balance. To start off, it’s helpful to understand what kind of things help you feel engaged. For example, some people who have low stress levels have the following habits:


  • Promoting a sense of everyday well-being
  • Feeling optimistic and visualizing success


  • Addressing areas that undermine your ‘personal power’
  • Identifying personal skills to grow or limitations to confront


  • Taking part in team sports or sociable forms of exercise, such as hiking

Creating your Stress Care PLAN

Now it’s time to take 15 minutes – away from distractions – to create your own Stress Care PLAN in just three easy steps.

Select a Period of time every day to pause and think about how best to use your positive motivation. This will help you stay optimistic, promoting a sense of well-being in yourself and others.


  • Take 5 minutes over your morning tea or coffee to think about what you want to achieve today. Setting goals keeps you motivated during the day and will also give you a boost of confidence and a sense of achievement when you reach them.
  • Organize your time: make lists and prioritize your tasks. Identify when in your day you can make time to make progress on your to-do list. Staying organized this way helps you stay on top of your priorities, reducing stress.

Head to a Location that encourages you to focus and visualize successful outcomes. This will help you maintain that positive feeling of motivation.


  • Go to an outdoor space. Spending some time outdoors, especially in nature, directs your attention to the things happening around you rather than the things that worry you.
  • Visit the public library. This is a great opportunity to spend some time doing something different and learning something new.
  • Explore a museum or art gallery. This is an opportunity to not only learn but to stimulate your senses as well. You may also meet people who share your interests and motivations.

Choose an Activity that fits your budget and takes you further in your Stress Care PLAN


  • Develop a new skill, like a new language or cooking. Spending time learning something new increases feelings of achievement and self-confidence.
  • Sign up for a short online education course. Increase your skillset or learn something new without the financial cost or the stress of an in-person course.
  • Encourage friends to join you on a hike or for a game of football. Involving friends in your activities makes them more fun and helps you stay motivated.

Name some people you can talk to about your ideas and your Stress Care PLAN


  • Spend as much time as you can with other positive people. Feelings are contagious, and so is positivity. Being around positive people will make you think more positively as well.
  • Speak to a close friend, colleague, partner or sibling who can lend a sympathetic ear. When we are heard we feel accepted and understood, reducing stress and making it easier to find solutions to our problems.

Using this new PLAN, put your activities in the diary, book classes, bring a friend, get a babysitter and make it as easy as possible for yourself.

Encourage a friend, family member, or colleague to recognize, understand and take control of their own stress.

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