Saturday, August 23, 2008

View stress as a challenge, live forever

Challenge and over come stressLife is going to hand you stressful situations on a daily basis. How you handle those situations will contribute overall to your long term health. Learning to effectively deal with stressful situations can be the key too living a long life.

This ebook outlines very effective techniques for dealing with stress, anxiety, or panic attacks. I used to suffer from horrible panic attacks, most of which started shortly after the death of my mother. I had a hard time coping with situations and found myself using alcohol as a coping mechanism at time.

Through the use of techniques such as deep breathing, mediations, and a change in my general mindset, I have learned to over come stressful situations.

Take stressful situations and turn them into powerful situations.

Take this into consideration:

  • Most deadlines are false, and unneeded, they are a guideline for when something SHOULD be done. Before allowing a dealing to stress you out, consider the consequence of missing the deadline.

  • Almost all situations are temporary, consider the worst outcome of that situation, immediately prepare a plan to avoid that outcome, as well as a plan to recover from that outcome. You will generally realize that the worst outcome isn't the end of the world.

  • Don't allow other people's situations cause you stress. Empathy, and self involvement are two different things. Don't involve yourself in other people's stress, but remain empathetic to the situation.

Now, this is not to say that you will never face a stressful situation again in your life. When you are faced with a stressful situation, use that stress as fuel to be amazing. If you take a few minutes, and do some deep breathing, then analyze the situation, you will be able to quickly discover a plan to overcome your stress and "be the hero of the day". (continue reading &aquo;)

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