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... is an ambitious, competitive person with a desire to excel. Strivers can burn out as they are not giving themselves time to recover.
To handle stress, Strivers need to ask for help when needed and understand that everything cannot be done alone.
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FOLLOW What is "self-inflicted stress"?
Stress is an adaptation of a living organism to internal or external threats. It's a complex defense mechanism that each of us experiences in vastly different ways depending on various factors such as personality, causal factors, and circumstance.Studies show that positive emotions (happiness, comfo...
It's the type of
stress we force on ourselves through the way we manage our expectations, time, relationships and emotions.
A few examples:
Putting pressure on your... Managing self-inflicted stress Use the 60-second method: Set aside 60 seconds of pause before doing anything in relation to what is stressing you out. Don't react. Manage your time in a realistic way. Ask for help and accept that you might not be able to accomplish everything on your own. Acknowledge that your stress is mostly self-inflicted and make changes to fix that. FOLLOW Stress busters
Feeling stressed? Here, you'll find plenty of tips to help plan for feeling better. First, let's learn more about stress. It's a natural response when you face a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you feel pressured to do or feel something. Stress is part of life, and it may even help you feel more alert or capable.
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. FOLLOW Music and memory
Music helps with making memories from long ago feel relevant again.
When you hear a song that had specific meaning to you in the past, the memory of that moment will come back with unbelievable... Music improves your focus This happens because music stimulates the entire brain and not just segments of it. Using this knowledge can help you in various ways. Meditation. Some people use music to help them clear their minds. Listening to music while studying or working can help you remember more of the information. During exercise. It takes the mind’s
focus off of fatigue. Focus on sleep. Music calms the mind and causes you to focus on your rest. Music increases your creativity
Ambient music at 70 decibels will increase specific creative tasks by activating the parts of the brain that think in abstract ways.
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