Everyone experiences stress differently but there are some common warning signs and symptoms. Stress can easily creep up on you so that being frazzled and overwhelmed starts to feel normal. You may not realize how much it’s affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll on your mind, body, and behavior. You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress overload and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects. It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your career and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management.
Managing stress is all about taking charge: of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal with problems. Stress management starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Your true sources of stress aren’t always obvious, and it’s all too easy to overlook your own stress-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Sure, you may know that you’re constantly worried about work deadlines. But maybe it’s your procrastination, rather than the actual job demands, that leads to deadline stress. To identify your true sources of stress, look closely at your habits, attitude, and excuses: ⦁ Do you explain away stress as temporary (“I just have a million things going on right now”) even though you can’t remember the last time you took a breather? ⦁ Do you define stress as an integral part of your work or home life (“Things are always crazy around here”) or as a part of your personality (“I have a lot of nervous energy, that’s all”). ⦁ Do you blame your stress on other people or outside events, or view it as entirely normal and unexceptional? Until you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating or maintaining it, your stress level will remain outside your control.
We have got to become more conscious of the ME. What is the "me?" I am talking about being more aware of yourself. M for myself and E for extra time out for the one and only YOU. Put it all togather and it spells ME! Is that being selfish? Absolutely not!!!! Statistics reveal that countless americans suffer from chronic illness resulting from stress. As a Stress Relief Coach, I encounter many individuals who daily live with stressful lives. Lives that are filled with demands beyond their capability of handling realistically. Therefore causing extreme stress and never to really deal with it. Results? Irritability, forgetfullness, lack of energy, illnesses and etc. I can go on and on. What is the answer? I say that you take charge and do something about it in your own life.
First step contact the Stress relief coach (me) "Coach Kim" and schedule your consultation and see how I can fine tune a stress relief coaching session for you. You may shedule individual sessions or group sessions. Its always great to share the experience with a friend or friends and find that encouragement in each other to stick with it! I will encourage you and coach you into a stress- less lifestyle. Peace!!!!!
“Tip of the day from Coach Kim” Healthy ways to relax and recharge at Home ⦁ Go for a walk. ⦁ Spend time in nature. ⦁ Call a good friend. ⦁ Sweat out tension with a good workout. ⦁ Write in your journal. ⦁ Take a long bath. ⦁ Light scented candles. ⦁ Savor a warm cup of coffee or tea. ⦁ Play with a pet. ⦁ Work in your garden. ⦁ Get a massage. ⦁ Curl up with a good book. ⦁ Listen to music. ⦁ Watch a comedy. Call me today and lets get you scheduled. Lets Relaxercise you back to a Stress – Less Life!!!