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Life, and all that it brings to us, also brings a fair share of regular stress. From job challenges to family issues, money, relationship, sex and kids… the predictable normal up and down of life can at times feel overwhelming. The more we do, the more it can feel like we’re on a deep river without our favorite compass or paddle to get us out of harm’s way.
If you’re not equipped with healthy stress management tools, stress can become downright unmanageable.
What is stress management?
Stress management is a set of skills that allow us to approach normal life experiences (from traffic, to a sick partner, to money worries… it’s all part of the normal spectrum) and to work through these issues without getting sick, losing too much sleep, arguing incessantly with our partner or worse, making decisions that we live to regret.
Smart stress management skills allow you to navigate life’s predictable waters with more confidence. This means that you are not only making good decisions, but you’re also making the right decisions, the first or second time around; instead of having to clean up mistakes made because of being overly stressed out.
People who have good stress management skills are often:
- More relaxed
- Able to enjoy life more fully and completely
- Able to share their calm, collected view with those around them
- And report being happier overall.
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Is stress management rocket science or some “out of reach” milestone?
Not at all. Here are 5 stress management skills I teach my clients:
- Learn to manage your thinking. It is easier to make good decisions when you’re less affected by stress. The ancient art of meditation and mindfulness training combined with the modern knowledge of psychotherapy are excellent tools for stress management.
- The University of Michigan reports that people who meditate 15 minutes per day have significant increases in regenerative stem-cells in their blood-stream, the very cells necessary to promote healing and prevent premature aging.
- Learn what stresses you out. All the mindfulness meditation in the world is not going to help if you are putting yourself into unhealthy situations repeatedly.
- Develop stress management release valves for those situations that you need to live with and can’t easily change.
- Do an inventory of all your relationships: personal, career, spiritual, health, fun, recreation etc. and see which ones are being neglected. The key to successful stress management is balance; work, personal, relational and spiritual.
Common objections to learning stress management:
Isn’t everybody stressed out?
No, the most successful people lead incredibly busy lives but don’t take on unhealthy stress. They have developed skills that allow them to function in a fast paced world without making themselves sick.
If I’m not stressed out, I won’t be productive.
For a number of people, that is historically true. People who develop anxiety early in life often use it to motivate themselves to get things done. Nothing happens unless there is deadline pressure. This is a lousy way to live. There are healthier ways to motivate yourself and do a good job without needing this negative reinforcement to make you do something.
It’s temporary; there’s a lot going on right now
Ask yourself: “Is it really?” When was the last time you took a break? Effective stress management includes regular relaxation, recreation and quality time with loved ones.
This is normal for me.
Unfortunately for you, this may be true. But that doesn’t mean you have no ability to change it. Stress management includes realizing that you can make choices. Just because everybody around you is running around like a mad person doesn’t mean you have to.
There’s nothing I can do about it.
Sure there is. There’s a lot you can do about it. Review my stress management tips above for more insight and contact me with your questions.
Stress management training: A Your Denver Counseling Specialty
I developed anxiety at an early age and had digestive problems and back pain as a result of my constant stress. In my quest to solve my suffering, I develop my own stress management skills that led me to the path of meditation, psychotherapy and Buddhist studies. Today, I can happily say that I am no longer an anxious person.
It’s my passion to pass this along to others.
Using my knowledge as both a meditation instructor and psychotherapist, I will teach you stress management techniques you need, to manage your life more effectively. This will bring in greater harmony and balance to your life. It will also put you on the path to greater happiness and less premature aging.
Are you ready to start making positive change today?
If so, here’s what to do next: Email me, to schedule an appointment.
Or you can ask me more about how I can help you.