A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress extremely well.
For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. So now is the time to change this way of living!
In Small Doses, Stress Can Beneficial. It can help you meet daily challenges, perform under pressure, and motivate you to do your best. Minute amounts of stress can help you accomplish tasks more effectively and even boost memory. In addition, a little bit of stress can help boost the immune system.
Signals of Too Much Stress
- Inability to concentrate or complete tasks
- Get sick more often with colds
- Body aches and pain
- Rapid or loud heartbeat
- Trouble falling sleeping or staying awake
- Changes in appetite
- Feeling more angry or anxious than usual
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Avoid unnecessary stress. Be clear on your priorities so that you can say no when appropriate. Steer clear of people or situations that stress you out.
- Alter the situation. Instead of bottling up your feelings and increasing your stress, respectfully let others know about your concerns. Or be more willing to compromise and try meeting others halfway on an issue.
- Adapt to the stressor. Reframe problems or focus on the positive things in your life. If a task at work has you stressed, focus on the aspects of your job you do enjoy. And always look at the big picture: is this really something worth getting upset about?
- Accept the things you can’t change. Rather than rail against a situation and making it even more stressful, look for the upside in a situation—even the most stressful circumstances can be an opportunity for learning or personal growth. Learn to accept that no one, including you, is ever perfect.
- You can also better cope with the symptoms of stress by strengthening your physical health. Set aside time to relax daily. Exercise regularly. Eat a healthy diet. Get plenty of sleep.