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Why Stress Management is Important

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Stress is unavoidable in life and if left unchecked it can lead to many different medical conditions that require medication and/or counseling. It also lowers your body’s immune system making you more susceptible to colds and other common illnesses.

Over time, high levels of stress ay work can lower your level of productivity. Stress management is crucial for the health of your mind and body and for the development of relationships in your life.

Stress does not affect everyone in the same way. It is important for you to recognize the symptoms of stress as they apply to you so that you can develop stress management techniques that you can use effectively. When the stressors in your life are work-related one of the ways of managing stress is not to take home any work with you when you leave the office.

If this is not possible, you should only take home what is absolutely necessary. Keeping your home life separate from your work life will help you manage the stress in that you will be able to leave the stress at work where it belongs – in the office.

Everyone needs an amount of free time each day. This is true whether you are a stay at home mom or dad or whether you work outside the home. There are always breaks scheduled during the day and you do need to take them.

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Many times you feel pressured into completing a project so you volunteer to stay late or to work through lunch. This is not healthy and will not be helpful in stress reduction because you don’t get the break that you need from the causes of your stress.

Spend time with your family and friends in leisure activities where you can enjoy yourself. According to the old adage, Laughter is the best medicine and this is certainly true when it comes to stress management.

You may not feel up to going out and would prefer to stay at home, but once you force yourself to go out with friends and have a good time, you always feel a lot better about your life.

Here Are Some Best Stress Management Techniques

Regular exercise is the key to effective stress management. It doesn’t have to be an intense aerobic workout or even involves exercise equipment. Take a walk in the park and you will be surprised to find how it does clear your mind and help you feel alive.

Engaging in Yoga is an excellent stress management tool to use for stress relief because it affects the body as well as the mind and brings you to complete relaxation. It helps the individual to push out the negative effects of stress.

Using stress management techniques does not mean you do not have to bother with finding ways of reducing stress in your life. You should look for ways to reduce the amount of stress you are under in all facets of your daily life.

Financial stress can have a serious impact on your health and your relationships. If you manage your finances and have a positive attitude towards reducing the number of bills you have, this will also go a long way towards stress reduction in your life.

Deep breathing exercises and muscle relaxation techniques are also good ways of reducing stress. Visual imagery is a stress management technique often practiced by psychotherapists, but you do not have to seek professional help to practice this technique on your own.

To do this you should be seated in a comfortable chair and close your eyes. Imagine yourself at the top of a staircase which you descend slowly, one step at a time. As you visualize yourself walking down the stairs, your body will start to relax and your heart rate and breathing will start to slow down to a normal pace.

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Landon Morton

Landon Morton - Landon is a professional character coach, motivational speaker, and consultant who values commitment, service, and excellence. Landon brings to your company valuable insights gained from his battlefield experience as a decorated combat veteran, enabling you to unleash the untapped potential of your employees. He illustrates how the invaluable talent that each individual brings to your company will positively affect your mission through real-world examples.

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