A certain level of stress is necessary to function and to motivate people to reach their potential. Too much stress, however, can harm our health and wellbeing. Stress can come from: the environment (eg. noise, pollution); physiological sources (eg. lack of sleep, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, illness, anxiety and muscle tension); social situations (eg. competing demands on time and attention, deadlines, interpersonal conflict and work performance requirements), and negative/interpretive thinking (eg. appraising an experience in a negative way, or self-judgement).
There are several ways of identifying, coping with or reducing stress. Depending on your current situation, personality, behaviour, current situation and lifestyle, various techniques are useful.
Helpful practices that I demonstrate or encourage may include: identifying stressful situations; time management skills; problem solving skills; communication skills; assertiveness training; conflict resolution; relaxation techniques, mindfulness, meditation, self-soothing and enjoyable activities; regular physical exercise; yoga, tai chi and other mindful physical/spiritual practices; good nutrition; reduction of stimulant use, eg. tea, coffee, sugar, cigarettes, alcohol; practices which promote good rest and sleep patterns; spending more time in nature; artistic expression; an increased positive attitude, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy.
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