I coach because I enjoy coaching. I also enjoy taking
extra coaching courses to keep my skills sharp and to continue to grow as a
coach. But last month, finishing up one particular coaching course gave me
headaches. I had a limited amount of time to get everything done and all kinds
of mishaps ensued, but I got it all
done. Still, it got me thinking: too many things going wrong while pushing up
against a deadline = STRESS.
is a condition just about every human on earth can relate to. Maybe
it's because some of us are running at full speed and still feel like
we’re not running fast enough. Some of us are so
chronically tense we do not know how bad it is until we sit down to construct a
newsletter or a blog post and realize our minds won't stop racing through our
to-do lists. Your body may feel pressure due to overwork. This pressure can build up mentally, affect the way you think and lead to negative results.
Stress can be can be a different experience for each
of us. Not all stress is bad, but all stress creates an imbalance in our
physiological, biological and social lives. Family problems, financial
difficulties, career obligations, quarrel between friends, or even a blind date
can all leave us feeling stressed out. These problems add up to turn into an
inconvenience, and a big one at that.
Stress, good or bad,
is a part of life. What matters is how we respond to it. When we understand what
stress really is and how it appears in our lives we can teach ourselves how to manage it. The first step is find the source of the tension and determine ways to get rid of it.
Sometimes, an increase in pressure can result in an increase in
productivity, but once when we hit our peak . . . well, it can go downhill from there. But there are plenty of solutions to getting some relief or making it go
away. Just keep in mind that, many times, the simplest solutions to your
problems are usually the best ways to deal with them.
When stressed out due to overwork then you can easily take some
time off and let your body rejuvenate. Treat yourself to a massage or visit
your local spa and start pampering yourself. Another way to relax your system is to take some time off from your daily routine and
take a vacation. Visit friends and relatives and have fun shopping or taking
some leisure walks around the mall. If pressure is built up in your body
leaving it tense, tight and achy, then a brisk walk, a couple of laps around
the pool, or some other mild exercise can help you get some relief.
Indulging yourself with games and sports
is a great way to decrease the pressure in your system. Involvement in games and
sports require concentration on what you are doing in order to win. This is a
great way to divert your mind from your mental burdens and concentrate on the
task at hand.
Even computer games can relieve stress.
Annihilate alien invaders and crush some candy as if they were your stress. You
can even go old school and get yourself some dominoes or Jenga blocks. The
concentration it takes to line up the blocks can be enough of a mental
diversion to relieve you from your stress.
A vacation with nature can be a great relief; the
serenity and relaxing scenery can do wonders to your mental and emotional
state. Camp out and leave your thoughts about work at home, give yourself a
break from all those burdens.
Enroll in yoga classes and stretch those
problems away or meditate to give your mind rest from the problems at hand.
Yoga and meditation can allow you to focus on relaxation and peace of mind.
can also help you relax and keep your mind at peace. Inquire around shops for
various scents that can help you relax, or better yet, speak to a professional
aromatherapist. Scented candles, incense and essential oils will all help you
in your stress management.
Stress is when you wake up screaming, and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet. ~ Unknown
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