Keeping Stress in Check: 10 Strategies and Tools
The weather impacts producers right and left. A storm can come up suddenly and be short-term, whereas a drought can build and persist long-term. Stress can be similar in nature. We can have acute, stressful moments when we get into town too late to pick up that important part to fix equipment before chores the next day. Stress can become chronic when one bad thing happens after the other. Many have experienced the effects of drought, first with not enough rain for pasture and forage production, leaving us short and having to spend extra money to find additional hay or forage. While we cannot control or manage the weather, we can learn strategies to keep our stress in check and reduce the effects that stress can have on us over the long haul.
In this Center for Ag Profitability article, Nebraska Extension Educator Glennis McClure shares examples of strategies that may help producers cope during stressful times.