A certain amount of stress in our lives is good as it motivates us to get things done.
However, too much stress has adverse health effects and reduces productivity.
Often times it may appear that there isn’t much we can do about our high stress levels, and we keep doing the same thing feeling overwhelmed, tired, leaving behind our health and wellbeing to make sure we get to the everyday build up of tasks.
But it does not have to be that way.
Each one of us has the power we need to better manage these daily obstacles. Managing stress is about taking charge of our emotions, thoughts, and schedules; and most importantly how we choose to respond to them.
The first step in managing out high stress level is to identify what is truly important for you and your loved ones and what is not.
You need to identify the issues that have a direct impact on your life and your love’s one’s sense of health and wellbeing while recognising the issues that do not require as much attention as you are giving them.
To achieve this, consider the following steps:
Step 1: Identify the values that are important in your life.
An easy way to do this is to name your top 3-4 favourite animals.
You will then need to identify and write down their qualities that are important to you.
For example, others in the past have told me:
My top favourite is dog: because it is (1) Loyal (2) Friendly (3) Loving and (4) Protective
Once you have completed this, read Part II, which will be on this site soon.