Stress affects the body and mind, and will help us to see when we are overwhelmed and at the brinks of crashing. If you feel tension, nervous, or feel knots in your stomach, you are suffering stress. If your mind is in an uproar and thoughts are galloping through the cavity of your emotions then stress is hindering you from functioning properly.
Today, we are going to learn some techniques that can help you minimize stress and avoid complicating your life further.
Stress can cause heart attacks, strokes, nervous system problems and so forth. Minimizing stress can reduce your chances of suffering major health issues. Exercise is one of the most proven methods for relieving stress and enhancing your health. If you are not use to exercise then you may want to start out on a 10-minute schedule and build up to a full workout.
Practice makes perfect therefore, you will need consistency. When you work the body, the mind often releases wasted energy and forces positive influences, making your life less difficult to manage. You must also take control of your situation and master your fears. If you are worry about tomorrow, you are wasting valuable time and energy. Tomorrow has its own share of problems, so then you need to worry about today.
Taking it one day at a time is the best strategy for coping with stress. If you realize that you cannot change everything in one day then you are on the road to living a productive lifestyle. You must also realize that you are not capable of changing all things life, and that you can only manage one task at a time.
If you are multitasking then you probably already have a strategy laid out for your abilities, otherwise you are one human being. It is important to make up a list including all the tasks you are responsible to handle in one day. After you make up your list of tasks, you will work toward finishing one task before starting on another task. After you finish the task, then strike it off the list and work toward completing the second task. You will soon learn that this method makes the following tasks easier.
If you are pressured at work, it is most likely that you are behind schedule. This creates another problem and calls for a different strategy. You still need a list of tasks that alerts you which task is most important. Make out a list of tasks in demand and work accordingly, only try to split your time so that you can finish the most important tasks at one time. For example, if you have a report to finish by tomorrow and an article to complete on the same day you know you are obligated. Therefore, spend a couple of hours working on the report and then spend another few hours completing the article.
Once you get started, you will see that coordinating your time will help you to finish the job faster. When you are working on a task, make sure that you clear your mind by taking a few deep breaths before starting the task. Be sure to tell yourself that you are a human being and working hard to meet your deadlines. Also, tell your self that you are working to finish a task and nothing else matters until the task is completed.
Do not worry about the next task until the time has ended for the first task. If you have not completed the first task by the time your schedule requires you to start the next task, do not worry. End the first task and begin the following task, then come back to the first task later. It is also important to limit phone calls or other disturbances to finish your work. If you have to research, stay focused on your subject and avoids those catchy ads.
Herb Sennett writes about life and how to enjoy it more.