Today I am looking into the causes of stress and will offer you some free tips to help you control and reduce your worries. I have through my life have experiences stress, as I am sure many people do, for many different reasons. Stress is natural however it is when the stress levels rise and you feel that you are struggling to cope or that the symptoms of stress are such that you need help that most people examine the stress factors in their lives.
There are methods handle stressful situations and some ideas for this are below.
I like to have a simple and settled life. When something comes along which is quite a big event or a bit out of the ordinary, I am fine and put it to the back of my mind giving it no thought until the last minute which is when I start to stress.
I am not the kind of person who likes change, therefore things like moving house is something which will cause me a lot of stress, well actually it is not the moving house which is stressful but the fact I leave all the packing until the very last minute which is VERY stressful. I have actually moved house many times. I dont just stay in the Newcastle area I have also lived in Cumbria and rural Northumberland. Although I am happy enough where I am living now I’m always keeping an eye out for something else.
The advantage of running my own coaching practice is that I am my own boss, I can choose my own hours, I have no-one to answer or to report to and the all round freedom it gives me. Running your own business has its own stresses; what if the businesses fails, what if I am ill and cant work, what if I cant find new clients? Without a regular sustainable income then how will I pay the mortgage? How will I pay my car loan? How will I feed and clothe my daughter? Similar thoughts are likely appearing in the minds of other small business owners.
One of the things I have learned through coaching is the importance for me is getting my work and life balance right. Without this I can feel stressed and run down.
Having savings which can be used in difficult times can give you peace of mind so you do not have to worry so much. Most business will go through good and bad periods and planning ahead will help you cope in times of struggle.
These are some things that can cause me to stress in my life:
- When I have working long hours on a regular basis!
- Studying degree and post graduate diploma at University whilst working full time
- Living with a long term illness
- Planning my wedding whilst working away from home
- Full time working on return from maternity leave
- Retraining as a Professional Coach whilst working and having young family
- Moving house several times
- Dog undergoing chemotherapy at vets which required 2 hours driving each way and weekly treatments
ACTIVITY: Look back at your life;
- identify what were the main causes of stress in your life
- how did you cope with the situation,
- what did you learn,
- what would you do differently should you be in the situation again?
I must say that for me key to coping with stress is going to bed early and aiming for a good nights sleep. On goes a relaxing CD as I nod off and I am less likely to fall into a trap of working too hard and then stay up late. Sleep is one of the best forms of stress-relief.
It is important to try to take life in your stride, make time for yourself, do things that you enjoy. Sometimes you cant cater for what is going to happen in your life but if you know what your stress factors are and how you have dealt with them previously this will help you in future situations. When stressful things happen, step back and assess what is going on, decide how you will deal with each challenge on its own merit.
Don’t forget to appreciate what I have in life and instead of looking at the future full of dread, try forward to what life will bring. I know that at times life will be hard but be determined to get through those periods as quick as you can.
Should you feel down and miserable, spend as much time as possible doing things that you enjoy doing whether it be spending time with your partner, your children, playing sport, reading books, watching films, going for a latte (my favourit) but find something that will make you happy and can soon put a smile back onto your face.
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Stress is something that is in everyones day to day life. There are people that have a lot of stress, but at the same time, they do not let it get to them. Then also, you will find there are those who let nothing get to them at all. …
This is a short list covering the 5 most common stressors that most of us experience in our day-to-day lives. Take a look and see how many stressors apply to your life.