Stress is part of life, and no one is immune to it. But some people do seem to manage it a little better than others, while others glide through it.
Stress is not a bad thing. People tend to feel stressed before an important presentation, when meeting a mentor or during big life events like getting married or the birth of a child. It is our relationship to it that is more important to pay attention to. It is when stress turns into chronic stress, that things go south very quickly.
Chronic stress is the body’s response to emotional repression endured for a prolonged period in which a person feels like they have very little or no control over it. It can cause physical symptoms like extreme irritability, headaches, fatigue, inability to focus, insomnia and digestive problems, as well as emotional symptoms like depression, anxiety and panic attacks.
Now that you know the risks, you are probably wondering how you can reduce stress in your life. Or at least learn how to manage stress better. By following some of our stress management techniques, you can take back control over your life and completely dissolve chronic stress.
Relieve Chronic Stress with Daily Meditation
Anyone can practice meditation. It does not require exceptional skills or expensive equipment. All you need is a safe, quiet space where you can relax. The skills you need you will learn as you go.
At first, your mind will wander (a lot). The more you practice, the better you will become at bringing your mind back to centre. Through meditation, you can reach a deep state of relaxation, giving you the power to not only reduce stress but to eliminate its effect on your body.
Stress is caused by disorganized thoughts influencing your mind, inconsistent and unhealthy beliefs and most importantly a destructive/negative relationship with your inner self. Meditation helps you focus your attention on what is important, thus enhancing physical and emotional well-being.
All it takes to live a happy and fulfilling life is learning how to manage stress with meditation. It is that simple, which is probably why most people do not act on it. The human condition likes to makes things very complicated.
Do you need help with stress management? At Integrative Coaching, we have extensive knowledge and experience in stress management coaching. We can help you live a more balanced and focused life. For more information, or to book your free session, get in touch with one of our coaches today.