Top 5 Ways How To Manage Stress

The Greatest weapon against stress is our ability to chose one thought over another.

William James

 

In todays world we have to deal with lots of situations that causes stress, such as constantly working under pressure, being stressed due to bill payments, unhealthy lifestyle and many more. These circumstances are very common in average human life. So it is highly important to manage stress levels otherwise high stress levels are an open invitation to life degradation.

To understand stress management first you need to identify what stress really is. 

Stress Anatomy

DEFINITION. Stress may be defined as the information and energy that needs to be used to fuel some sort of change or in other words it is simply the gap between demand and capacity. To know more click here

WHY DO YOU FEEL IT
Below are some examples why you are stressed:

  • When you don’t have enough time to do something then stress drives to do it urgently.
  • When you don’t have enough money then stress drives an urgency to make sure of covering costs.
  • When you feel lack of physical strength or energy then stress may leads to search and reach out to may be a call to wake up early in morning and do exercise.
Stress isn’t good or bad, but it affects based on its type and identity and how long it continues. You don’t have to look at stress as something good or bad but something that stimulates growth or triggers burnout.
 

BRAIN 1-2-3 MODEL
Below are some brain rules upon which you and I generally behave and live:

  • We are hard wired for safety.
  • We have modes of processing information(conscious and unconscious).
  • Triune brain works together to navigate experiences in life.

MODERN MONKEY MIND
When stress is experienced but unable to mobilize then the energy is trapped in more primal part of the brain, as this energy grows hence the capacity grows and thus the gap between demand and capacity. This results in stress and more stress leads to further higher levels of stress.

TYPES OF STRESS

  • Acute stress. This type of stress is temporary and it is helpful as it drives potential to do something.
  • Chronic stress. This type of stress is long lasting and generally deteriorates health. Stress is considered to be contagious and addictive which makes it chronic.
Now you know what stress is and how it’s caused. Let’s take a look on top 5 ways to manage stress

1. Understand The Benefits Of Stress

Stress is something that can enable focus on things that matters most in life. Also, stress is not good or bad neither its a burnout as its just an insight or information that produces energy to bring some changes to get things better than before.

Therefore, stress must be encouraged rather getting frustrated by it as it can help to perform better in the area of context where its experienced. Moreover it helps circulating stress hormones into our system without increasing its levels that causes negative consequences.

2. Using The Stress Energy as Fuel

In order to use the stress energy as a fuel for positive change, you have to look into the information it’s trying to provide. Ask yourself clarifying questions to get to the core of the message what stress energy is really trying to convey. Don’t try to judge it on good or bad basis rather use curiosity to identify the message.

Once you have identified the message or information then you have to use that newly developed energy inside to act as a fuel for some sort of action.

3. Stress Mastery Formula

To master stress you must understand how to Assess, Appreciate and Adjust stress. You must be curious to know about it. Whenever you feel it then try to appreciate it, show gratitude towards this energy as feeling grateful will shift energy creatively, logically to increase productivity. This will reduce demand or increase capacity. Also, try to adjust stress rather pushing it away, welcome it with open heart. This will leads to more confidence and healthy mind.

Over time if Assess, Appreciate and Adjust formula is practiced then healthy mind and confidence definitely gets increased.

4. Shifting The Stress Into Positive Energy

Shifting the stressful energy to more positive energy can be done by thinking about something or someone you feel grateful for.

You can ask brain to focus more on positive things, then you actually start to notice positive things. 

One of the challenges today is that all of us receive constant messages about what’s wrong, what you need to fix and change, and anything else that might be potentially threatening to your safety, whether its real or imagined.

When you consciously shift attention to what’s good and give yourself time to actually sit and reflect on it for awhile, it’s like you are soaking brain and body in positive energy that fuels growth and resilience quickly boosting ability to adapt and putting you in a better energy state that becomes contagious in a good way to those around you.

5. Training Attention By Rhythmic Breathing

Breathing pattern when followed can also alter the heart beats in more rhythmic and coherent state, and these patterns(breathing + heart beats) gives signals to the brain with a sense of safety or fear.

Inhaling into a count of 5 seconds per breath and exhaling into a count of 5 seconds per breath or 6 breaths per minute initiates relaxation response also called parasympathetic part of our nervous system. This state you have to go in order to rest, digest and recharge energy so that you can be more efficient and effective. Practicing rhythmic breathing will be very helpful in brain recharging process.

Training attention is started with breathing then shifting feelings on positive things. This process of breathing rhythmically and shifting the feelings on positive will enables focusing more effectively.

Hope you have liked the article, sole purpose of this is to make you aware of the facts about what stress is and why you feels it and more importantly how to mange it. Apart from the above mentioned process you can also learn a lot about self development to enhance life. you can also take a look on our top books collection by simply reading the articles mentioned down below:

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Read Books

“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.”

George R.R. Martin

We all are living in a world where time is already running at a pace that can’t be slowed down or stop for a moment then it’s the right time to take responsibility of ourselves, to improve us, to upgrade us with lots of knowledge, to fire up our souls and most importantly to stand tall on our own feet by utilizing all the resources we have.

To sum up some of my own personal learning from the books, These are some important reasons for anyone to know why you have to read the books.

1. Developing right mindset

Remember mindset is the key to achieve anything you want whether it’s creative or destructive, it’s all depends on the kind of mindset we forge for ourselves. Therefore, it’s a very crucial activity to feed our mind correct amount of information so to ensure that you are left with positive and constructive mindset leaving all the negative thoughts that lets you feel down far far behind.

Analyzing any successful people you will find that it’s not the fate that brings success for them but their right mindset is the key for their success. 

Hence, I want you take control of your lives by creating a very good habit to feed your mind with constructive and positive information. You can do this simply by reading the books by great authors of all time, they have left precious information in the form of books.

2. Keeps the fire burning inside

Have you ever feel demotivated in life and a kind of feeling that says I can’t do it, I am not able to do this, I not worthy of it, and other demotivating thoughts, well I am sure you definitely thought like this may be in the past or now in the present. All such thoughts not only degrade our souls but they also demolish our true potential. To flip the situation 180 we have to seek motivation, most importantly the motivation from inside. I call this state of getting motivated from inside as a fire constantly burning in our souls, that fire is warming us up to do amazing things.

You may think of getting motivation from some motivational speaker whose words mesmerize our thinking, but this type of motivation won’t last for long enough. Thus, we have to become self motivated and reading books will definitely helps in achieving this state.

3. Enables Self-Esteem

One thing that I can surely say by my own reading habit is that books will show a path to enables self-esteem on a next level. The amount of motivation, mindset and self confidence built inside was itself turned into an erupting volcano. Which is firing me from inside enough to put these articles before you in order to help you to come out of your fear and disbelief. When you start reading the books by yourself, you will definitely start to believe in my words and also notice significant amount of changes in your thinking and way of behaving as well. And when you do start implementing the ideas and steps from the book you are reading then you will definitely sees the results.

4. Learn New Skills

Do you wanted to become like someone you admires, or you wanted to have some good skills that mesmerizes people by the way you thought and behave. Believe me there is abundance of information and knowledge being wrapped up inside the books. It’s your responsibility to discover those books that suits you well and read it again and again while practically implementing the ideas or steps mentioned inside the book. There are plenty of people who can confirm you by their heart that they are constantly enhancing themselves by reading books.

We often tends to think that we don’t have time to read the books, then how about writing your day today before you go to sleep, you will realize how much time you have.

5. Enables Focus

Reading books can be a good exercise to enable the focus mode of your mind, it might be boring at first if you are someone who has just started out reading. Although, things at first seems difficult to carry out but if you consistently read the book every day then it becomes your habit and you automatically get triggered for this without conscious realization. All benefits when started to accumulate in you then automatically your focus level skyrocket to next level and you will recognize yourself as changed individual. Investing in books is equivalent to investing in yourself, in the end I can assure you if you seriously invest in yourself then it will definitely pay you off.

Hope you have liked the article, sole purpose of this is to make you aware of the benefits you will get when you read books. If you want to find out more about the kind of books to read, then you might look in the articles mentioned down below: