We all need skills to manage stress. Life is constantly changing and we are always transitioning in one manner or another. We work hard to resist change. Even positive change can cause stress.
Stress rarely stays in one place. It seems to move throughout and impact every area of our lives doesn’t it? Stress in the work place is brought home and vice versa. No matter where stress begins, it can effect how well we function.
Poorly managed stress can leave us feeling uptight, anxious, tired and apathetic. When we are not coping well our minds can feel fuzzy or foggy. We are more apt to miss deadlines and important details. Our creative process becomes short circuited.
Stress is a natural response to change. It is our "systems" natural reaction to resist change and attempt to maintain a holding pattern. This depletes internal resources. IIf an unhealthy response to stress stays unchecked, the response can become the norm or a habit.
When this happens it is challenge for people to draw the line between how well they manage their state at home and well how they manage their state at work. The ability to mentally draw the line becomes difficult.
We certainly know
that chronic levels of high stress are correlated with physical and mental
illness. Work hours lost to stress related issues can be significant in some industries.
Learning how to activate a relaxed and alert response is smart. We want to be able to cue this response with ease. With an understanding of just a few basic strategies and a little practice the relaxed alert state can be conditioned. From this state we can be more energetic and productive.
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