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Stress Management Skills Blogs

Stress is an emotional and physical reaction to your experience, (both real and imaginary).

Stress can be a positive factor or a negative factor, depending on the person and the context.

Stress can be good because stress can trigger you to make an effort to make the situation better. (If you felt no stress you probably would do nothing of any value).

Stress can also be bad; if you feel that stress is wearing-you-down, rather than psyching-you-up.

Stress management is about ensuring that stress is a positive factor in your life. Stress management is also about PREVENTING stress from having a toxic affect on your mind body and spirit.

Stress management is a combination of managing BOTH the external reality, and the internal perceptions of reality.

The net result is you experience stress only as a positive factor.

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  • How to Manage Work Stress

    20 March 2018

    How can I manage work stress? To manage work-related stress, you need to: Remember that stress can make you stronger. On any single day, manage the amount of stress that you are exposed to. Break down all problems into their smaller subsets and deal with them, in turn. Spread the load... Continue Reading >

    How to Manage Work Stress
  • Is Stress Bad for You?

    14 September 2017

    Many people speak of stress in the same way as they might speak of a deadly disease. They may speak of stress as if it were inherently bad, like the E-bola virus. But the truth is, stress is not always bad for you. Some stress can even be good for you... Continue Reading >

    Is Stress Bad for You?
  • Coping With Stress

    31 March 2017

    Coping With Stress It is important to learn how to handle stress, because you cannot avoid all stressful situations. You can handle stress by compartmentalising your mind and by breaking your experience into clear, distinct and separate compartments. Your mind can be likened to a ship, that is sailing on the... Continue Reading >

    Coping With Stress
  • How to Handle Stress

    16 February 2016

    How to Handle Stress During our leadership and management training courses, the issue of "stress" often comes up. Many delegates report that they feel stressed, and the word "stressed" always denotes a negative thing. The idea is always, "stress is bad". Stress is indeed bad. But not always. Sometimes stress can... Continue Reading >

    How to Handle Stress
  • Stress Management: Find your Optimum Zone

    28 April 2015

    Stress Management: Find Your Optimum Zone The first law of survival is: Know your enemy! If you think that stress is your enemy then you need to know something more about stress. The first person to do any serious study of stress was Hans Seyle, who was an Austrian-Canadian scientist. He... Continue Reading >

    Stress Management: Find your Optimum Zone
  • The Three Best Ways to Manage your Stress

    03 March 2014

    The three best ways to manage your stress It is important to manage your stress. If stress becomes overwhelming, then stress becomes toxic. If stress is kept under control, then stress is the stimulus for adaptive action. And adaptive action is good. Question how can you keep stress under control? One... Continue Reading >

    The Three Best Ways to Manage your Stress
  • Managing Stress - an Adaptive Response

    17 February 2014

    Managing stress - An adaptive response During these days of austerity and cut backs, there is a lot of talk about stress. Stress is often spoken of as if stress were a deadly contagious disease that periodically sweeps the nation. Like bird flu. But stress is not bird flu. Stress is... Continue Reading >

    Managing Stress - an Adaptive Response
  • Top Tips for Stress Management

    06 August 2012

    Ten top tips for stress management What is "Stress"? In our context, stress can be defined as: "A mental and physiological reaction to work pressures and the meanings that you give to them" What is "Stress management"? "Stress management" is the art of orchestrating: The intensity, duration and frequency of stressors... Continue Reading >

    Top Tips for Stress Management
  • Stress Management and Time Management Training

    31 October 2011

    Stress management and time management training Stress management and time management go together Many people are feeling stressed: and part of the reason is their lack of time management skills. So you can think "Stress" and "Time management" are like twins: where one is, the other is close at hand. Here... Continue Reading >

    Stress Management and Time Management Training
  • How to Manage Stress - Stress is Not a Disease

    11 October 2011

    How to manage stress - Stress is not a disease The first thing to know is this: Stress is not a disease. Stress is the trigger for adaptive improvements. Indeed the absence of stress is bad: if you take all the pressure off a muscle then it gets weaker. If you... Continue Reading >

    How to Manage Stress - Stress is Not a Disease
  • Stress and Time Management Training

    02 August 2011

    Stress and time management training Feeling overwhelmed and stressed at work You've probably heard people say "I always give 100% to everything I do!" And: "If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well." These sayings sound really good. And they sound like correct pieces of advice. But ARE they... Continue Reading >

    Stress and Time Management Training
  • How to Make Stress Make you Feel Stronger

    21 March 2011

    How to make stress make you feel stronger Stress is a common problem, due to the difficult situation the world is in right now. Stress can have two consequences: 1. Positive (excitement, growth stimulation and progress) 2. Negative (fear, exhaustion, overwhelm and sickness) Positive stress management Leads to excit... Continue Reading >

    How to Make Stress Make you Feel Stronger
  • Stress Management - Recovery Ability

    08 November 2010

    Stress management - Recovery ability Recovery ability is the ability of your "mental- emotional- physiological" body to absorb, metabolise and bounce back from, the various stressors that affect you, every day. Recovery ability is a combination of many factors including: Immunology and resistance to disease Mental toughness Good relationships with those... Continue Reading >

    Stress Management - Recovery Ability
  • Practical Stress Management Training

    27 October 2010

    Practical Stress management training Definition of "Stress": Stress is: A mental and physiological reaction to the environmental pressures and the associated meanings given to them. Definition of "Stress Management" Is the art of controlling: The focus of your mind The physical state of your body So as to create optimum emotional... Continue Reading >

    Practical Stress Management Training
  • 6 Point Stress Management Training

    26 August 2009

    Six things that will destroy your brain 1. High carbon monoxide Your brain demands 30% of all the oxygen you breathe. If it becomes short of oxygen will not work properly. Oxygen is carried to the brain in the red blood cells via a protein called "Haemoglobin" Haemoglobin has an affinity... Continue Reading >

    6 Point Stress Management Training