4 Steps on how to De-Stress and Relax

by | Jul 5, 2019 | Leadership

A lot of people ask me about how they can control or reduce the amount of stress in their lives, I also know people that believe that stress is just part of their everyday life that they need to cope with.

It’s estimated that 95% of people that see a doctor in the US are there for some form of stress related illness.

Now if you suffer from PTSD or have experienced a traumatic event then you need to get professional advice.

But if you are continually upset at your boss, partner, neighbours or just angry about your finances or life itself, then there are steps you can take to get yourself back on track.

When you get stressed you switch on the primitive nervous system called the fight or flight response. In an instant you body produces a rush of adrenalin and a host of emergency chemicals that puts the brain and body into a state of high arousal. If you do this on a regular basis or for long periods of time your body becomes depleted of the vital energy resources for growth and repair. So then the body begins to break down and illness and disease follow.

So how do you start the DE-STRESS process:

1. Start your day by being thankful for what you do have, be thankful for the love in your life, for the kindness all around you and for your health, for your talent and for your confidence. Avoid slipping into the negativity of what’s no working.

2. Next, become clear about who you no longer want to be.

3. Then decide who you do want to be, list the behaviours and attitudes you will demonstrate today.

4. Finally, become aware of when you slip back into the old stressful you (because you will) and practice bringing yourself back to those new behaviours and attitudes you want to cultivate.

Remember be patient; it will take a little time and if you want more information go to; https://leadersinmind.com.au/action-time-call/

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