Grab It Before It Grabs You! 7 Key Steps To Get A Grip On Stress In Your Life.

It was another ultra packed and fast paced day for me yesterday. After wrapping up the 2 full days training on “Time and Stress Management” for a major statutory board, I sped unto the next venue to conduct the “What Women Want” seminar in the evening. Time was of the essence while I had to cover the contents of both these trainings and still move from one place to another in double quick time. What a “stressful” day… And I LOVED IT!!! 😀

Stress does occur in our lives. It is a respond to our characters, our attitudes and our lifestyles. The key difference lies in how you grabble with it, turning whatever is seemingly negative into a positive motivator in your life.

Here are the key steps to enable you to better assess your stress causing factor and grab it before it grabs you:

1. Find out what stresses you, the stressor.

2. Talk about it with some coach or mentor or simply someone you can trust who is positive. If there’s no one, talk to yourself.

3. Discover if there could be other inner causes that lead you to feel this way. Decide if it’s an integration of factors or an isolation of one.

4. Test out your respond to your own stress level by removing that stressor or those factors. How do you feel now?

5. Note down what changes occurred if you view that stressor differently? For example: giving it less importance, making it so overwhelming?

6. Commit to view it from a positive paradigm that you’ve developed and allow it to be a “push-motivational” factor from now on.

7. Adjust and re-adjust your lifestyle to work around that stressor.

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One Comment on “Grab It Before It Grabs You! 7 Key Steps To Get A Grip On Stress In Your Life.”

  1. Glyn Says:

    There are some good points here. I often find that when dealing with stress, a really good tool for something that is just playing over and over in your mind, is to ask yourself “Will I be thinking about this issue in one years time?” Its amazing the number of small issues that can get to an individual but have no REAL long term consequences other than short-term annoyance. But you can end up losing sleep, getting really stressed and wasting time and energy over small issues, if you allow them to.


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