All of us have had encounters with stress. It simply has different effects to each of us since we have different tolerance levels to various stressors. We also react differently to the different stressors that we face everyday. Whatever kind of stress we react negatively to, there is only one certainty. If we leave it alone, it will give us a lot of problems.
We encounter stress all the time. We encounter stress wherever we go. It is not only the hard times that cause us stress. Things that bring us joy and happiness is also considered stress. Getting married, for instance, is something that can cause great stress for both the man and woman involved. This goes the same for moving, public speaking, or welcoming a new member of the family. This goes to show how much stress we encounter in our lives.
How to manage Stress Level:
Stress often leads to burnout. This is especially true in the workplace. Learning how to manage stress helps people to improve their outlook and response to the stressors that come our way. Sadly, only a few people practice it. This is because the fast-paced life that we live. We do not think that we have enough time for engaging in exercises to relieve us of stress. This could not be more wrong. Oftentimes, we just don’t take the time for it. And besides, stress management doesn’t only involve exercises.
If you feel that you don’t have time for yoga, or jogging, or aerobics, or whatever, it doesn’t mean you can never relax. It just means you need to approach stress in a different way.
- Positive Attitude
Changing the way you think when handling stressful situations can actually yield positive results. Staying on the positive side of things can help you manage stress before it even starts affecting you. Just do the best you can and move on.
Prioritizing is another example, if you experiencing stress because you are always caught up in your work it may just be because you have not outlined your priorities well. If this is the case, try getting an organizer so that you will be able clearly see how much you will need to handle each day. This will also prevent you from over committing which is maybe the reason why you are overworked.
- Understand Murphy’s Law
Next, learn to understand Murphy’s Law. Whatever can go wrong will probably go wrong. When something goes wrong and we are caught off guard, we are instantly put into the “fight or flight” state. We should understand that plans designed to be perfect tend to end up imperfect. Learn to understand that there will always be surprises in your life. This will serve as your emotional and mental padding for stress.
The examples that have been given out are merely things that could be done anywhere and anytime. Being able to be more aware of one’s thoughts and actions will not only make you strnger but also be able to manage stress effectively and efficiently.