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’. You can become anxious, angry, tired, and overwhelmed. You can have doubts about whether you can do the task, get it done on time, or worse how to do it. The question is how do we go from this to a confident, motivated, and energetic person who can get it done.
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 ‘relax’ and ‘energy’. Relax to reduce tension in the mind and body. Energy if something is needed to do at work, school, home and to reach goals and also for you to become motivated, confident and have a plan. Once you do this the burden of stress becomes much lower and you have a better day. This is a different approach to stress.
Garry Waligore Hypnotist