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Stress Management: The Ultimate Guide

Signs of Stress

  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Chest pains
  • Stomach ache
  • Hair loss
  • Eyelid twitching
  • Acne
  • Back pain
  • Rashes
  • Frequent colds and/or infections
  • High blood pressure

These are mostly short-term symptoms, but beware, sustained stress can change your biological systems and result in stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.

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Signs of Stress

  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Chest pains
  • Stomach ache
  • Hair loss
  • Eyelid twitching
  • Acne
  • Back pain
  • Rashes
  • Frequent colds and/or infections
  • High blood pressure

These are mostly short-term symptoms, but beware, sustained stress can change your biological systems and result in stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.

How to Manage Stress at Work

  • Take a deep breath. Slow, deep breaths activate your parasympathetic nervous system, which calms you down.
  • Don’t dwell on scary thoughts without any productive decisions.
  • Give yourself a break. Accept your negative emotions.
  • Exercise. Research suggests many of the benefits of exercise come in the first 20 minutes.

  • Reach out. In-person interactions cause your body to produce a bunch of hormones that counteract the “flight or flight” response.

  • Maintain a balanced lifestyle. 

  • Meditate.

  • Take notes of what tends to stress you out 

    so you can better control your reaction.
  • Set the right expectations. Treat stress like an inevitable part of your life. You’re not trying to erase stress, you’re simply trying to cope with it.

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Stress

Stress is a biological response(or a reaction) to external changes and forces beyond one's resources. Signs of stress include a rapid heart rate, shallow breath, and an adrenaline rush.


Acute stress or temporary stress is normal and even beneficial. Chronic stress is linked to health concerns like heart disease and a weakened immune system.


Ways to Handle Stress:

  • Exercise daily.
  • Focus your energy on what you can control.
  • Know that your stress response is unique to you.

Anxiety

Anxiety is the culmination of worry and stress. It is a state of body and mind which is stressed and worried for no apparent reason, like a response to a false alarm.

An anxiety disorder is an acute form of anxiety and a serious medical condition.


How to Handle Anxiety:

  • Curb your sugar, alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  • Calm yourself by deep breathing and refocusing on your body parts.
  • Distract yourself by listening to music or a little exercise.
Stress, worry and anxiety can be helped by regular exercise, a nutritious diet and an ample amount of sleep.

    Identifying What's Truly Important

    20% of your activities will account 80% of the results, and vice versa. Start working on the most important tasks, it may be complex or difficult but it holds majority of the outcome. 

    Neglecting 80/20 = Mental Clutter

    Not having clear goals makes it hard to focus well on your priorities at hand. Applying the 80/20 rule will lift that mental clutter and enable you to focus better on your priorities. By merely identifying that this task is a priority, you’ll start to approach it with more impact and intensity.

    Stress-busting techniques

    • Establish regular times for when you eat, sleep, read, exercise, grocery shop and so on. 
    • Look after your health, with healthy food, regular exercise and calm times ...

    Make stress management fun

    • Sweat out your stress with a high intensity workout. Or do the opposite: completely wind down in a tai chi class.
    • Spend time with someone who makes you laugh. 
    • Grab some pencils and a colouring book. While you’re colouring in, you are slowing your thoughts and using your creativity.
    • Dance around the house to your favourite music.
    • Head outside for fresh air and a close encounter with the natural environment.
    • Turning off your screens and devices can help you switch off your thinking. On the flip side, watching a funny movie or talking to someone on Facetime can help you feel better too.
    • Eat a banana or a potato. These foods have potassium, which can improve your body’s energy and recovery.
    • Find a repetitive activity, such as knitting, wood carving or making jewellery. The simple act of repeating a skill with your hands can relieve stress.