They say there are multiple ways to skin a cat. The same is true when you begin tearing your hair out from frustration, grief, anxiety, and, yes, stress. It’s a state of mental conditioning that, like swallowing that bitter pill, causes you to lose your sense of self and worsens your sanity. Even just thinking about it can send anyone over the edge.
They also claim that the proactive are already living on the edge.
As one stressed-out person to another, I understand how you feel, and believe me, there are many different types of stress. Coping with life and carrying problems that may or may not be yours can scratch away at the small amount of joy and happiness that you can carry once you walk out the door. You can’t blame them; they have their own reasons, just as we have our own reasons for allowing stress to weigh us down. They say that stress is all in the mind, so what’s bothering you in the first place?
There are several ways to manage stress and eventually eliminate it from your life. So I’ll try to divide it into a seven-day course for you, and I promise it won’t be too taxing on both the body and the mind.
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Acknowledge that stress is helpful.
Make stress your ally! That burst of energy, based on the body’s natural “fight or flight” response, will improve your performance at the right time. I’ve yet to see a top athlete completely relaxed before a big competition. Use stress wisely to push yourself a little harder when it matters the most.
Keep stress sneezers at bay.
Stressed people sneeze stress germs at random, and before you know it, you’re infected as well!
Protect yourself by recognising and limiting your contact with those who are stressed. If you have the time, you could also play stress doctor and teach them how to better manage their own stress.
Discover from the best.
Who keeps their cool when everyone else is losing theirs? What are the things they are doing differently? What is their behavior? What language are they speaking? Are they properly trained and experienced?
Determine it from afar or meet with them for a discussion. Learn from the best stress managers and mimic their actions.
Experiment with socially acceptable heavy breathing.
A gym instructor taught me that you can trick your body into relaxing by using heavy breathing. Breathe in slowly for 7 counts, then out slowly for 11 counts. Repeat the 7-11 breathing pattern until your heart rate slows, your sweaty palms dry, and you begin to feel more normal.
Give stressful thoughts the red light.
It is possible to entangle yourself in a stress knot all by yourself. “If this happens, then that might happen, and then we’re all in trouble!” Most of these things never happen, so why waste energy worrying about them?
Give stress thought-trains the red light and stop them in their tracks. Okay, so something might go wrong; how likely is that, and what can you do to avoid it?
Understand your trigger points and hot spots.
Presentations, interviews, meetings, providing difficult feedback, meeting tight deadlines…. My heart rate is racing just typing this!
Make a list of your own stress triggers or hot spots. Make your point. Is it only displays to a specific audience that make you nervous? Does one project more stressful than another? Have you had too much coffee?
Knowing what causes you stress is useful information because it allows you to take action to reduce stress. Do you need to brush up on your skills? Do you require additional resources? Is it necessary to switch to decaf?
Light one end of the candle.
Our body and mind suffer as a result of a lack of sleep, a poor diet, and a lack of exercise. kind of obvious, it is worth mentioning because it is frequently overlooked as a stress management technique. Pay attention to your mother and avoid burning the candle at both ends!
So, while stress can be a real drag, it should not prevent us from achieving the inner peace that we have sought for so long. In any case, there’s always the Bahamas to enjoy the summer sun.