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stress relief your tailored 4step
Stress Management; Stress may be a positive driving force
Stress in moderation can be a positive driving force, pushing us to roll up our sleeves and get
busy. Being busy and getting things done also gives us a sense of accomplishment and perhaps
recognition that both help in boosting our self-esteem. Moderating stress is, however, very difficult
and most of us tumble easily without a stress relief plan.
Being stressed out inhibits you in every way
There is a thin thread between being busy and productive and being stressed out. Knowing your
stress symptoms is of utmost importance enabling you to take counteractive measures before
stress begins to negatively affect your productivity, health and well-being.
Stage 1-- Recognize your stress symptoms
Your first step is to write down all your stress symptoms; physical as well as stress-related
feelings, thoughts and behavior. Stress symptoms are individual and include for example
headaches, nausea, chest pain, respiratory problems, worries, anger, restlessness, pacing,
laziness, an out of control feeling or hopelessness, procrastination, alcohol abuse and sleep
Level 2-- Your stress relief plan
Write down all your stressors and prepare a plan to reduce them. More difficult stressors stem
from the feeling of not being in control such as worries caused by money problems, health, and
loved ones and need a little more consideration.
Stage 3-- Increase your ability to handle stress
Some are more receptive to stress than others but the basic premise is that you can increase
your ability to handle stress by cultivating your personal skill set and caring for yourself. We have
the tendency to skip meals; pretend we do not have time for a good workout and we might tuck in
later than usual when times are hectic. This is a stress related response and the exact opposite of
what we should do. Hectic times increase our need for quality nutrition, regenerating activities and
a sound sleep. Stress relief should be our top priority when things get rough to uphold our
Stage 4-- Use stress to your advantage
Don't fear stressful and hectic times; embrace them and prepare with you stress relief plan.
Sometimes a wave hits us and we have limited control over our situation but taking time to
prioritize, reorganize and plan, despite, urgent matters, enables you to ultimately seize control
and de-stress rather than only putting out immediate fires. Enjoy the energy, have a blast and get
things done, without the stress. Take top quality mini breaks throughout the day and reward
yourself for being awesome.Stress Managementtutorial