Last week, I taught you how to “breathe from your belly”. The first stress management technique of 10 that I will cover over the upcoming weeks. You really need to practice these techniques in the order that I’m posting them so, if you haven’t read last week’s blog yet, please do so before trying this one. Don’t forget, I have much more information regarding these techniques in each week’s article, so go to my website and check them out as well. [Read more…] about Stress Management Technique #2: So Much To Appreciate
Last week, I talked about your Optimal Performance Zone. If you haven’t read last week’s blog yet, I encourage you to do so before reading this week’s. It will be much more understandable and flow more easily. Also, I have much more information regarding this technique in this week’s article, so go to my website and check that out as well. [Read more…] about Stress Management Technique #1: Breathe From Your Belly
Last week, I talked about Type Two stress. If you haven’t read last week’s blog yet, I encourage you to do so before reading this week’s. It will be much more understandable and flow more easily.
As I mentioned before, the optimal performance zone is the state of balance and effectiveness that people have the capacity to create when they deal successfully with their Type Two Stress.
While stress can lead to and/or aggravate a wide variety of diseases, medical research shows that practicing mind/body medicine (medicine that looks to both body and mind for the causes and the cures of illness) has a positive impact on: [Read more…] about Stress – The Optimal Performance Zone
Last week, I talked about Type One stress. If you haven’t read last week’s blog yet, I encourage you to do so before reading this week’s. It will be much more understandable and flow more easily.
As I mentioned before, Type Two (or long-term) stress occurs when the source of your stress is unclear, not immediate and sometimes not even recognizable. Although when you experience Type Two stress you’re not responding to an immediate, identifiable threat, your body reacts as if you were because it can’t distinguish between potential bodily danger and your ongoing dissatisfaction with your boss’s carping and nagging. What you think is stressful becomes stressful because your body reacts the same way to an immediate danger that it does to the recollection of an insult from two weeks ago. [Read more…] about Stress: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 2
Think about it – your heart is designed to function continuously under varying degrees of stress. It’s designed to last for a lifetime and handle many different situations. Your heart speeds up when you are in the midst of an argument and slows down when you’re enjoying a sunset. Your heartbeat reflects your body’s optimal, physical response to stress. (Before you read any further, you need to read last week’s blog to familiarize yourself with the two types of stress.) [Read more…] about Stress: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Stress: Technical Definition
“The amount of energy you need to adjust to the internal and external demands of your life in a given amount of time.”
Stress is the balance between what you have to do and the resources you have to do it with. So … something stressful on Monday may not be stressful on Tuesday, when you have lots of time and lots of help.
When balancing what we have to do against our resources, what resource is constantly in short supply? TIME
As I mentioned last week, although what triggers stress differs from person to person, almost all of us are familiar with the stress that results when we have to do more things than we have time for. I think just everyone has this in common today – with more to do every day at home and work and less and less time to do it in. But time pressures aren’t the only kind of stress. [Read more…] about Profiling the Two Types of Stress