Are stress, and sometimes anxiety or panic a daily part of your life?
You can learn how to avoid creating stress and stress symptoms in the first place. You are not stuck with stress and it’s related symptoms forever even though it seems you may be.
Stress, worry, anxiety and panic experienced on a regular basis can become very debilitating. Chronic stress can eventually lead to many problems, symptoms and physical or emotional illnesses even down to being tired all of the time.
Relationships both personal and family can suffer as a result of stress. You may not be achieving your full potential or be very unhappy at work or your own business, in addition maybe you have also developed a fear of failure or a fear of being judged, as a result your self-esteem may have taken a dive and you may have become more concerned about what other people think of you (social anxiety). Perhaps you feel that your tendency to create stress, anxiety or panic is part of your personality and that you are never going to be able to change that. My experience with myself, and my Thrive Programme clients would tell you otherwise.
Some stress in life is good, it motivates us, gives us an adrenaline rush and we appreciate it when things are going well. This level of stress is manageable, however, when it becomes overwhelming or chronic in nature, stress is destructive and anyone who is continually stressed will eventually buckle with the strain in some way. Stress and anxiety can cause many different symptoms both physical and emotional so it is paramount that you find a way to alleviate your particular form of stress.
Top Tips for Stress Relieving
- Get in touch with your breathing, how do you breathe, is it from the chest or belly? If you are a chest breather then learn how to change that. Deep breathing is beneficial, not only to your emotional calmness and wellbeing but also for your body functioning correctly. Google ‘The calm technique’
- Exercise – yes that old chestnut, guess what, It works! You don’t need to be a marathon runner to step up your daily exercise gently and gradually.
- Make time for yourself, to do the things you like to do which help you to calm down and which you enjoy
- Put down your technology ie phone, computer, laptop, tablet at a set time in the early evening and relax more aiding a good night’s sleep
- Manage your day more effectively, factoring in breaks and social time or alone time
- Eat regularly, healthily and not on the move
- Start a new hobby or rekindle an old one
- Learn to manage your thinking and emotions and let go of some limiting beliefs you may have developed www.thriveprogramme.org for more info, become emotionally intelligent
- Learn how to raise your own Self Esteem and let go of Social Anxiety and become more resilient so that you can bounce back quickly when life throws a curve ball
- If all of this fails or you don’t know how to do it, contact an experienced professional who can teach you how to make permanent changes www.thrivewithpat.com Pat Harland 07984177527