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Not all stress is bad. Stress can start change, aid you in focusing the task at hand, and in some cases can even save your life, although a build up of stress can result in major risks. Don’t let stress accumulate otherwise the result could be serious.
There are tips and steps in managing your stress. The first thing you need to do is determine and understand the cause of your stress or the stressors. By recognizing the stressors, you can put each of them in place and deal with them one by one.
Oxygen is very important to the body. Taking a deep breath adds oxygen to the system, which can help you relax. Learning how to breathe can help you maintain your self-control in a stressful situation.
You can start by taking a deep breath. Stand up and stretch. Always remember that the opposite of stress is relaxation. Take a short walk, get a glass a glass of water and do something that can change your focus. Try smiling and take a short moment focusing on something else other than your problem. By the time you get back to your problem, it will not seem nearly as undefeatable.
Sometimes you can forget to enjoy the good things of life if you let stressful events build up. Remember that life offers more than work. Reserve some time to recognize the good things in your life.
Every situation has both pros and cons. List them all, put them away and take a second look tomorrow. Sleeping on a situation can sometimes change disadvantages to advantages.
Everything in this world exists in a balance. The negative can never occur without the positive. Learn to find good in your stressful situation and try to change every negative event into positive ones.
To manage stress effectively, it is very important to know yourself and your limitations. Sometimes, learning to say NO can spare you from stress build up. If you are in a working environment, do not just accept work loads if you think you cannot manage them easily. By recognizing your limitations, you can avoid situations that usually lead to the piling up of work.
Most situations can get out of control. Always be positive and refrain from blaming yourself. If you continuously beat yourself up with guilt, not only will you not be able to manage your stress but the situation might worsen.
People who resort to the misuse of drugs and alcohol to avoid facing their problems usually find themselves in trouble.
A major stress management tip is asking for help from friends, family or workmates. You are never alone and there are always people around you willing to lend a helping hand. There are professionals and self-help books that can aid you in relieving stress by giving you useful advice.
There are several other ways to help you manage your stress. If you are into books, sometimes taking time by reading your favourite book can help you in putting the problem out of your mind. Taking a warm bath and watching your favourite show on TV can also help you.
By managing and planning your time and prioritizing the most important things first you can prevent stress from building up. Always remember that the keyword in better stress management is Relaxation.
To find out how Counselling, Therapy and our Workshops could help you deal with Stress in your life contact us at Birmingham Counselling Services on 0121 314 7075 or via the Contact page of this website.