Stress Management Techniques
Successful Stress Management Techniques
Following are the successful stress management techniques.
1. Make stress your friend
Acknowledge that stress is good and make stress your friend!
Based on the body's natural "fight or flight" response,
that burst of energy will enhance your performance at the
right moment. I've yet to see a top sportsman totally relaxed
before a big competition. Use stress wisely to push yourself
that little bit harder when it counts most.
2. Stress is contagious
Stressed people sneeze stress germs indiscriminately and before
you know it, you are infected with stress germs too!
Protect yourself from stress germs by recognising stress in
others and limiting your contact with them. Or if you've got
the inclination, play stress doctor and teach them how to
better manage their stress.
3. Copy good stress managers
When people around are losing their head, which keeps calm?
What are they doing differently? What is their attitude? What
language do they use? Are they trained and experienced?
Figure it out from afar or sit them down for a chat. Learn
from the best stress managers and copy what they do.
4. Use heavy breathing.
You can trick your body into relaxing by using heavy breathing.
Breathe in slowly for a count of 7 then breathe out for a
count of 11. Repeat the 7-11 breathing until your heart rate
slows down, your sweaty palms dry off and things start to
feel more normal.
5. Stop stress thought trains
It is possible to tangle yourself up in a stress knot all
by yourself. "If this happens, then that might happen
and then we're all up the creek!" Most of these things
never happen, so why waste all that energy worrying needlessly?
Give stress thought-trains the red light and stop them in
their tracks. Okay so it might go wrong - how likely is that,
and what can you do to prevent it?
6. Know your stress hot spots and trigger points
Presentations, interviews, meetings, giving difficult feedback,
. My heart rate is cranking up
just writing these down! Make your own list of stress trigger
points or hot spots. Be specific. Is it only presentations
to a certain audience that get you worked up? Does one project
cause more stress than another? Did you drink too much coffee?
Knowing what causes you stress is powerful information, as
you can take action to make it less stressful. Do you need
to learn some new skills? Do you need extra resources? Do
you need to switch to de-caffeinated coffee?
7. Eat, drink, sleep and be merry!
Lack of sleep, poor diet and no exercise wreaks havoc on our
body and mind. Kind of obvious, but worth mentioning as it's
often ignored as a stress management technique. Listen to
your mother and don't burn the candle at both ends!
And those are the successful stress
management techniques! Take time to learn them,
use them and teach them, and be a great stress manager.
Everyone needs successful stress
management techniques. Easy to learn and easy to
implement, you can use stress
management techniques for your own stress management.Manage
your stress and be a healthier, happier and more pleasant
person to be around.
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