What is stress? Any emotional, physical, social, economic, or other factor that requires a response.
What is a stressor? Anything that causes wear and tear on the body’s physical or mental resources.
Want to recognize stressors before stress takes over your feelings, emotion, and your health? We have 5 great tips to show you how.
5 great tips to protect yourself from stressors
1. Be open to receiving, and giving only the good.
When you are looking for good things to happen, you are very sensitive to feelings that are negative. With the right techniques, you can quickly resist those feelings, and snake out the pretender. Your awareness of your feelings and emotions will be heightened. It won’t be easy to “pull the wool over your eyes.” Refocusing your attention to good thoughts becomes easier with practice. Expressing appreciation for the good that is in your life builds up your fortress of protection, and encourages more longer lasting positive feelings.
2. Pay attention to your intuition.
When you pay attention to your intuition, you are operating in your superconscious thought (the mind of Christ). In doing this you are operating from your imagination of good. Do you sometime say to yourself after something goes wrong, “I knew I shouldn’t have done that.” This knowing is your intuition trying to warn and direct you, but often times we just ignore that inner divine wisdom. This divine wisdom is your great spiritual power that governs the energy of your mind and body. At this level, stress that has been locked in the deeper mental, physical, and spiritual areas within us can be released. This is generally influenced by faith, spiritual study, or prayer.
3. Examine what you say about yourself.
What you say about yourself forms your thoughts. Your thoughts impact your emotions. Your emotions impact your response. Your response impacts your stress level. Negative self-talk produces a negative internal experience of stress, and this could become your greatest stressor. Your stress level can increase to an excessive degree in response to these negative thoughts. Examine what you are about to say, before you speak it. Speak only the good about yourself, so your thoughts can promote a healthy response. Learning to see the humor in a tense situation often changes your mood (emotion). Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. Just start laughing, and see how your mood can change instantly.
4. Observe politeness and respect.
The person that shows you politeness, and respect is usually considerate of themselves and of others. I believe everyone truly wants others to be considerate of them. Disrespect often increases stress, and makes it easy to recognize a stressor. When treated with politeness and respect, a good feeling is often experienced both for the giver and the receiver. Complimenting politeness and respect when you see it often encourages more of this behavior.
5. Ask yourself, is this person in my life trying to get me to shift focus from my goals to their goals?
It is important to recognize when you are not in pursuit of your own goals. This is when the skill of goal setting becomes necessary. When you are pressured to focus on someone else’s goals instead of your own, this could become a source of stress. It is fine to help others reach their goal, if this is done willingly and with awareness. The stress response can be natural and good. It can be a good motivator. For example, one can be energized to finish an assignment as the deadline approaches. But, when the stress response becomes excessively negative, it can cause great damage to health and happiness. In our Natural Wellness Program, goal setting is one of the skills developed in our skills workshop.
In conclusion, being aware is a key for identifying your stressors. This is why we offer the Stress Type Guide now available to you for FREE. With this guide, you will be able to identify your stress type. Knowing your stress type can help you to become more aware of your stressors. Being aware of stressors can help you to prepare for a plan of response to ward off the effects of stress, prevent the wear and tear on the mind and the body, as well as help to preserve your happiness.
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