There is no definite form of stress nor can anyone be immune to stress.
Hans Selye, a pioneering endocrinologist, once said, “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” No doubt stress has been commonly linked for a number of human ailments ranging from the cosmetic (hair loss, acne, wrinkles) to the deadly – high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and even cancer.
The crux here, however, is knowing how to manage stress level such that it does not negatively affect us in our daily functioning. Worrying is a normal process and we do have worries in our life. For some people, however, worrying can become a problem in itself. We may feel trapped in a cycle of worrying that can make us feel physically tense or on edge, may affect our sleep or make us feel more irritable with the people around them.
We need Stress — At least a certain amount of it. A little stress and tension are essential for the better functioning of our daily activities. It is tantamount to our mental motivation, better focus and as a source of energy for our work. Attempting to eliminate stress is unrealistic since stress is unavoidable and unconsciously embedded in most aspects of our lives.
You need to be aware when you are feeling stressed. Recognize the symptoms when the stress gets unconsciously overwhelming for your mental and physical being. Manifestations of excess or poorly managed stress can be extremely varied. They typically range from increased occurrences of headaches, sleep disturbances, shorter fuse, lower productivity etc. If left unmanaged, symptoms can be fuelled to an increased severeness that could affect your daily functioning.
We may be left helpless to contextual as well as external stressors in our lives but at the very least we are able to take control of how we allow it to affect our lives – Live positively!
Hans Selye ~ it is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it ~
The high-stress level in our fast-paced life has made us more quick-tempered. There is so much that needs to be done and so little time. As such, we can get triggered more easily and experience reactive aggression. By understanding how to manage your stress level from a brain-based perspective, you will learn to be more relaxed, calm and yet do more with less effort.
To manage stress effortlessly, you need to understand how our brain works. At CBS, we will let you walk away with a toolkit of different brain-based techniques for you to manage stress in daily life. And Yes! It is possible to rewire and train our brain to allow us to be stress-free!
You will learn how to cope with the daily challenges and problems that life presents to you in the form of stress. You will learn strategies to manage your stress and learn how to change your mind from worrying about things that could go wrong to focusing on how to overcome obstacles and challenges with inner calm and peace. In the end, you will become more productive and happier at work and at home!