Have you ever wondered how some people manage stress like it doesn’t exist ?!
Actually they get stressed but they have been able to manage stress effectively.
Firstly, what is stress ?
“Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand”. – Medlineplus
Stress can be Acute (Short term) and Chronic (Long term) which is a problem when not managed.
We have listed below 3 effective mental techniques to manage stress:
1) Be comfortable talking about your stress and recognize the things you cannot change – it would help you identify your stressors and how to manage them.
It is okay to complain but do not nag (a way to avoid being a stressor to people). As a listener, try not to offer solutions at first, your job is to listen and help out.
Try not to blame yourself or others for it; it would eventually compound your stress and makes it worse.
2) Try the breathing technique: When stressed, the brain activities works faster (mostly looking for a solution) and breathing gets harder (needing more oxygen).
Think positives to change your thoughts and slow down your breathing consciously for about 5 Minutes to clear your mind.
3) Utilize the power of positive self-talk: People are becoming more aware that positive self-talk is a powerful tool for increasing your self-confidence and curbing negative emotions.
People who can master positive self-talk are thought to be more confident, motivated, and productive.
Stress is a normal feeling and inevitable. When not effectively managed (chronic stress), it becomes a problem to our mental health.
Mental Education is a project by ImeyReach Foundation to empower the minds of people to overcoming mental challenges. Reach-out to us and we would help you manage your stress.