Our first tendency in the morning is to stay longer in our bed. So if want to accomplish things in our day we need adrenaline to get us fired up.
However, when this adrenaline turns into long-term stress, many serious psychological and physical problems may appear, such as stomach ulcers, immune deficiency, gynaecological problems, accelerated aging, psychosomatic diseases, etc.
How often do you feel stress? How often do you feel your heart beat fast and loud, your blood pressure rise on, your stomach knot up?
Usually, someone feels stress when they feel that they cannot cope with a situation either because it is out of their control (e.g. traffic, weather) or because it is a new situation or because it challenges the perception of their abilities.
If this period is particularly stressful for you, it is natural you feel more stressful. However, if you constantly feel intense stress then it is worth seeing how you can fight it, at least reduce it, in order to feel better in your life and perform better in your work.
- Take good care of yourself
The base for everything in your life is feeling good about yourself. This doesn’t happen during times when you are not sleeping well, eating well or exercising. Good sleep, good nutrition and systematic exercise are not any factors of luxury, but basic factors of energy and good psychology for your life.
- Recognize your feeling of stress
Many people do not even recognize that they are stressed, as it has become second nature to them. Others do not admit it, as they consider it a weakness. Acknowledge what you feel and accept it. Acceptance is the only way you’ll be able to fight it.
- Check out your thoughts
Take a focus on your thoughts. Watch out if you think in a black and white concept, if you generalize, if you personalize the problem (especially if it’s not in your control or responsibility) or second-guess other people’s thoughts and intentions.
If it helps you, take notes of your thoughts and turn them into more positive, optimistic statements.
- Feel your emotions
Your emotions are guides that provide you with important information. Stick with them, don’t avoid them. Feel them, understand them, accept them and deal with them. By developing your emotional intelligence, you will observe a big difference in the way you relate to yourself and others.
- Relax your muscles
Listen to your body, feel where it is particularly tight.
Relax your muscles consciously to ease the emotional tension within you.
- Learn how to breathe properly
We are all alive because we breathe. It’s incredible, and yet true, how few of us know how to breathe properly. Learn how to breathe properly and you will get a great breath in all matters of your life.
Place your hands on your belly and as you inhale, feel it as it rises like a balloon. Every time you exhale, feel your belly as it deflates.
Take focus on your breaths. This exercise will become timely almost automatic. Give it time, because your breath is worth more than anything else. Whenever you feel stressed, it will be enough to pay attention to how you breathe, to calm down.
- Avoid any bad habits
Many people when living a stressful situation, they eat junk food, drink more and smoke more. The thing about these bad habits is that instead of solving the problem, they create extra guilt and health problems.
Try to maintain a good schedule that will take care of yourself as and as long as you need it.
- Deal with your procrastination, indecisiveness and perfectionism
The more you leave behind something because it is an unpleasant obligation for you, the more stress you feel about it. Also, as long as you don’t make a decision on an important dilemma, you remain immobilized and understandably stressed. The same happens if you wait for everything to be perfect to move forward. There is no such thing as perfection in life. Learn how to act, immediately, decisively and in any circumstances.
- Identify your problem
Identify what is causing you stress. Knowing what the problem is it is half the solution. Find the possible solutions to deal with it. Choose the best one. Go straight to its implementation. In general, try to create your own strategies to combat stress, so that you always feel in a safe environment.
- Evaluate your environment
Do you work in a supportive environment? Do you feel that others value and trust you? When you speak, do you feel like others are listening to you? Do you have the support that you need from family and friends for your career goals?
Assess your environment, discuss your needs and assert your boundaries.
- Organize your time
Time is the same for everyone, but not everyone does the same things in time. Find the tools that serve you to organize your day better and more realistically and to achieve whatever you want, with less stress.
- Make time for your personal life
The right work-life balance is a golden rule. Don’t underestimate the strength, inspiration and good energy that your family and friends give you, as well as your engaging in your favourite hobbies.
- Let’s make it happen
Together, we will make your life much easier and at the same time much more productive. Take a deep breath and come!