Stress can overcome you at any time. It can be a heavy weight upon your shoulders beating you down. Other times stress can motivate you and actually be fun and exciting. It is not how high the stress is but how we handle it. Many people thrive under high stress. A doctor doing brain surgery, a quarterback who must score in the last 60 seconds, and a salesperson trying to meet their quota are examples.
Stress can also thought of as ‘pressure’ ‘under the knife’. Where do we start? We can start by monitoring our stress level. Most people don’t realize how high their stress level is until it gets really high and uncomfortable. We need to diffuse it before then when it is easier to do.
The goal is to turn stress into peace and strength. Peace to reduce tension in the mind and body. Strength to do what is needed at work, school, home and to reach goals.
Here is a good way to start the day. It starts with any goal you want to work on and then sections on work, family and stress. Audio tracks are powerful when used on a daily basis. I have 2 types. For ‘relax’ tracks you need to lie and sit down in a quiet area or wear headphones. It put you in light hypnosis. For ‘out loud’ you can listen while cooking, cleaning, driving, anytime anyplace. They are short. 6-9 minutes long. A stress relax track will be available soon the the post Stress#2
Listen to this track in the morning while cooking, cleaning getting dressed, anytime anywhere. It starts with a section on any goal you want and then work, home and stress.
Please sit or lie down in a quiet area or wear headphones.
First let’s set up a stress scale of 1-10 with 1 none to 10 extreme. Look back and see stressful times. Put a number on a few incidences. This will give you your higher range. Next let’s start monitoring your stress levels. During your day take a moment to ask yourself:
Do this many times during your day. Look for patterns. Become aware that many times you may find it exciting.
Look for what triggers your stress levels to go up. Here’s a few.
Stress can also be thought of as ‘pressure’ to get something done. It can activate us to step up and get it done. During the next posts we will work on lowering your stress and how to thrive under stress.
Thanks Garry Waligore Hypnotist