3 Steps For Farmers To Deal With Stress


Doing three things can help you handle stress better, says Sean Brotherson, North Dakota State University Extension family science specialist:

1. Learn. “While part of an individual's stress tolerance is inborn, a crucial part depends on the quality of coping skills practiced,” Brotherson says. “Learning to cope successfully with a stressor once increases your ability to handle it the next time. Also, learning from others who have been there (a fellow farmer, a sibling, a pastor, a counselor, etc.) can help you in your farm or ranch operation.”

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