Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dealing With Stress Issues-an ecourse.

Much against my nature, I subscribed to an e-course on dealing with stress and I paid for it. I usually resolve any psychological issues but one can only take so much-right. On a vulnerable day, I got myself into looking for easy ways to deal with stress due to work and ended up paying for a series of newsletter.

I wish to share with you the first issue of dealing with stress.

OMG, it is 900 worded file dear!

Here it is:

In each issue of the Dealing With Stress newsletter you will learn valuable information on how you can successfully manage stress, so you can lead a more relaxed and happy lifestyle.

In its first issue were going to talk a little bit about what stress is, what it can do to you plus a few ideas that can help you manage stress more effectively.

Unfortunately, stress is a part of life and can't be completely  avoided. In fact, it's said that a little bit of stress is good for our well-being, and exercises our faculties. However too much stress can cause serious damage to our physical
and mental health.

While it may sound simplistic, and even somewhat  scolding, stress is fundamentally a state of mind affected by your attitude.  When a series of problems occur, and most importantly, when you come to believe you don't have
what it takes to solve them, chronic stress can be the result. So it's important for each of us to try to keep stress levels at a minimum.

So to get started, let's talk about stress in the workplace.

Business can go through good and bad periods. Employees and business owners alike are often given, or give themselves, unrealistic deadlines to achieve near impossible goals. Competitive fast-paced businesses can be fun, however business goals must be believable and realistic, or destructive stress reactions can be the result.

If you have been disillusioned with unrewarding work, it easy to become unmotivated. The results from this lack of motivation is procrastination and avoidance. This can be  an early warning sign that you are about to suffer from the stress resulting from unreachable goals and deadlines.

The same holds true for any part of your life. Not just work. If you let things go they pile up, and this will lead to stress.

Now let's talk about how laughter can help you cope with that stress.

Laughter helps a person to see the lighter side of a problem and keeps the mind cool and calm. Fun means maintaining a balance in life, taking time out, keeping your sense of humor as you pace yourself and being entertained by the downs as well as the ups in life. Stress relief is not about escaping stress; it's about keeping everything in perspective. Stress is a by-product of the highly competitive environment in which we live, and stress relief, through recreation and laughter, helps you to relax and regain your balance.

Did you know that music reduces stress?

Music reduces stress. Remember that old phrase 'Music has charms to soothe the savage breast? It still has a place in today's society. While the effect can be exaggerated, it's nonetheless true that the right kind of music can help you shift your mood. Think about how a song influences you. Specific music choices
provide specific music-sonic patterns, and with the support of proven breathing exercises, the music can actually alter your state of consciousness. This can
bring about one of the best stress management techniques of all: simple relaxation.

Meditation, yoga, massage, aromatherapy, and listening to music can all work together or singly to help you to dynamically relax. Listening to your favorite
music while gardening can also enhance your relaxation experience. Both because of its memory associations with pleasant events and for reasons
that are not yet well understood, music can almost immediately favorably alter your mood, and offers both short and long-term benefits in relieving stress.

Don't under estimate the power of relaxation.

Developing the capacity to relax is at the foundation of any program undertaken to overcome any form of stress. The old saying, "stop and smell the flowers"
is not that far off. Your body needs time to repair itself and taking time to rest and relax can do wonders for you, not only physically but mentally as well. Relaxation
reduces stress and counters the tendency we have to overreact to common stressors with additional mental, emotional and physical stress. Sleepless nights and lack of energy can also be caused by stress and can exaggerate and magnify its effects. Finding ways to relax on a regular basis is very important to help lower your chance of developing serious stress related illness.

To conclude this issue, let's talk about the importance of self-care.

Helping your body to relax when stress levels get to be too much is the first step in relieving the destructive effects of stress. Taking just a few minutes out of your
day to lower your stress is important for your mind, and your body. Understanding what causes you stress will help you greatly to take back control of your life.

Researchers have found that the biological changes that take place in the body in times of stress are very significant in the development of disease. Sometimes
the stress is emotional rather than physical and the body is not allowed to release the physical tension created by stress hormones. While stress itself isn't
always bad, prolonged stress can be damaging to  your physical as well as your mental and emotional health.

Apply the power of laughter and fun, of appropriate music, and especially a laid-back attitude coupled with healthful sleep and physical relaxation, and the stresses that are a normal part of life will only add to your personal power and well-being.

Make sure you look for your next  issue soon. We will be talking about what stress can do to your physical body.

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