November 2015 – Reduce Stress and Manage It Better
Stress is an inescapable fact in the lives of most people, whether they are poor or rich, old or young, well-educated or not, employed or unemployed, sick or healthy. Of course, there are degrees of security, frequency and duration, and a wide range of reactions/responses to stress. And let’s not forget some degree of stress can be a good thing — it may keep you motivated and on your game, help energize you, or may be a message that you need to make a change in your life.
Regardless, I’ve yet to meet the person who couldn’t benefit from reducing stress levels in some way, and when you look at the many, many ways stress impacts both your physical, brain and mental health at a deep cellular level, it becomes imperative to sit up and pay attention to the role stress plays in your life. Below are some different avenues to pursue.
Take Small Steps.
1. Complete a stress assessment:
2. Consider utilizing some techniques,which have been proven to be effective:
4. Here are some books that may provide insights and perspectives, that may open up a universe of possibilities:
5. Disconnect and take a technology vacation. It could be as simple as “unplugging” for certain hours during the day or one day a week, or as dramatic as literally taking a week off from technology.Addressing stress can positively impact your well-being, your outlook on life, your productivity, and your ability to enjoy life more and get more out of each moment. After all, tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Especially as you approach the busy holiday season, take small steps to manage the stress in your life.