Friday, April 1, 2011

4 Strategies to Beat Stress

Excessive stress can make the activity much more severe. Especially if you are dealing with higher levels stress than the ability to overcome emotional stress. Therefore you need to equip yourself with the barrier stress or improve the ability to control stress, than the stress itself. The trick, practicing just four following strategies....

1. Avoid

Stress is actually no need to occur, could be avoided. Make careful planning to do your activities with creative alternative to overcome various obstacles. For example, you can mimic this way (or perhaps you already live it):

* Take control problems around you.
If jammed is cause of your stress, then departed early or find an alternative route that could keep you out of jams. Stress to queue at lunchtime? Prepare a lunch from home, which means you need to get up early to prepare food.

* Avoid people who interfere.
If you have a friend who likes to provoke your emotions at office, take a physical distance from him. At the meeting, avoid sitting nearby, or even walk near him.

* Learning to say no.
Your job requires responsibility and demanding of your time. If you've gone to work five or six days a week, take free time for fun activities and nourish the body back. Hanging out with friends or family in a relaxed atmosphere, for example. So, do not hesitate to say no to anyone who invites you to follow activity that requires time, but no fun for you.

* Avoid unnecessary work.
You certainly have an agenda of work and daily activities. Well, make a priority with categories A, B, C on your task list.

2. Change
Make a list of problems that most often makes you stress, then make a change. The trick?

* Ask politely to the problems maker to change his behavior, and you should also be prepared if he/she requested to do so.
Minor problems will trigger bigger problems if not immediately resolved. If you are tired to be treated casually by your partner’s friend in his activity, ask him not to engage you in his activities.

* Communicate your feelings openly.
If you feel overwhelmed with work schedules that are too tight, you can openly express your concerns. Tell them firmly that you feel frustrated with the work schedule like that, and invite the other person (colleague or supervisor), to seek solutions together.

* Manage your time better.
Time efficiency at work give you extra time bonus to relax. So, begin to organize tasks and work time better.

* Limiting the time.
Be proactive on various things will be your time-consuming. If co-workers constantly complain or argue over a task that should have started running, immediately say that you only have a minute to do it, so you should start it, do not have much to say.

3. Receive

There are times when problems can not find common ground and solutions, and in the end you can only accept. Attitudes such as accept need to be trained so to that you are able to cope with stress. These are following techniques how to accept the circumstances:

* Talking with other people.
Accepting does not mean ignoring your feelings. When you are stress but can not do anything to calm yourself, contact a friend who could become a vent or take a rest by enjoying coffee with friends in favorite coffe shop. You will feel more relieved if you have been revealed your problems to others.

* Forgiveness.
Anger will drain your energy. By starting to learn to forgive, you will free yourself from negative energy.

* Practice positive self-communicating.
When under stress your opinion would be not objective. As a result, the negative thoughts that arise later will trigger a set of negative thoughts that accumulate in your brain. So, practice positive thinking. Just start with your financial problems. If the financial situation stress you out, say to yourself that you have made a mistake with your money, but you sure can handle it.

* Learn from your mistakes.
Necessary training to receive an error, forget what has happened and believe that in the future, you will be better again.

4. Adapting

Adaptation to changing standards and expectations to be more rational would help you handle your stress.

* Adapting to the standards themselves.
Stress tends to appear when you set the standard too high and not too affordable. If you have this, re-define the meaning of success and excellence for you. Do adaptation, and you'll find yourself more free from guilt and frustration.

* Stop immediately deppresed attitude.
 Try not to respond  negative situations with a negative attitude.

* Seeing the good side of every issue.
Rather than get frustrated having to leave work because of illness, you should see the problem from another viewpoint. You can use the time to get closer relationships with family, or can also enjoy time to be more relaxed and take a rest.

* Mastering the mind with a mantra.
When unpleasant situation, adapt it through the power of words. Saying positive mantra helps you mentally stronger to overcome the problem.

* The thought of beauty or something that makes you happy.
Stress that can not be avoided at all will slowly subside if you imagine in the middle of somewhere do you like best. Or imagine you are in holiday, having fun with the kids. Thoughts like this will divert attention and help you cope with difficult situations.

1 comment:

  1. You can encounter different levels of stress everyday. These could be inevitable. If you feel tired and need a break, then go on a vacation. Do the hobbies that you want to do like going to the beach or trekking.

    Harper Cosper