Do you have a “one plan suits all occasions” approach for everything?
Do you lose confidence when different situations produce varying results?
Do you prepare for life and business with one plan, and expect the same results because you implement the same plan?
A formula for stress is often the only equation many people know, and they calculate the inputs unknowingly. If this is your approach, you have a guaranteed formula for stress, because stress begins when life produces different results.
It is difficult to imagine participating in a fast-paced, competitive environment completely free of stress.
Stress occurs when the demands of a situation exceed one’s perception of available resources. While in some situations increased stress is desirable, for the most part the opposite is true.
It’s the interpretation of the situation that causes the stress. The result may be tension and anxiety leading to a decreased ability to focus and concentrate, as well as impaired judgment resulting in diminished self-confidence.
A lack of confidence is rooted in stress and the projection of future negative events. To be conf- dent you have to be thinking positively be relaxed, and trust your abilities
The correct level of relaxed awareness can be achieved utilising various techniques to reduce, and, in many cases, eliminate stressful thoughts and behaviours.
Keep your thoughts simple. The less you have to deal with, the more centered and focused you will be.
Thinking too much causes stress. Slow down your mental merry-go-round.
Listen to the self-talk you have in your mind. The wordplay is an indication of possible doubts that exist, or the level of confidence you enjoy.
Perhaps you hear statements such as “I haven’t done this before, so don’t expect me to do well.”
Negative self-talk will sabotage your life by raising your stress level. Using positive self-talk, an individual can have a better chance of achieving goals.
Give yourself permission to do well. Begin to see the outcomes and yourself, the way you would like them to be.
Affirm that you believe in yourself and your abilities and that you are really going to enjoy the day.
If you are concerned with others monitoring you, please realise they are only concerned with their own outcomes.
The two most important things you can do to relieve stress are to figure out what you can control and what you cannot, and to stay in the moment by letting go of the outcomes.
If you want more information on how to control your stress….please click here and set up a free 30 minute meeting, and I’ll tell you if I can help.
Here’s to mastering your stress.
The Stress Master
About Ches Moulton, The Stress Master
Ches Moulton, The Stress Master, is the UK’s leading authority on stress management. His career has spanned more than 25 years, during which time he has been a much sought-after executive coach, psychotherapist, and trainer. His most recent work has been about helping people with high levels of stress solve their problems and live productive lives without the physical and mental effects of long-term stress.
During his time as a business performance consultant, Ches has served as an advisor to both private businesses and government in Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Africa, and the Middle East. He is the author of ‘How to Get Control of Your Stress: Instead of Stress Controlling You’, and the international best-seller ‘Choice and Change — How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Ourself and Others’.
For more information… including videos,resources to download,and an opportunity to join Ches when he is live… please visit him at thestressmaster.com