These are common ways people usually react to stressful situations. Most people allow there-selves to become overly stressed when more often than not it could have been avoided! The problem is they don't take stock of the situation and instead of acknowledging that the situation is beyond their control that get caught up in the moment and react through stress.
Some will naturally cope with stress better than others, it remains a mystery as to the exact reason why this is but predominantly our past experiences, habits and psychological factors play a significant role. If for example you were brought up in home surrounded by hot-headed people who showed signs of stress when pressured then you are much more likely to develop the same habits.
Whilst we may not be able to just turn off stress as it is in fact one of our natural responses, a self-defense mechanism so to speak. It's important however to understand that we an take certain steps to help manage stress more effectively and to help us cope better in stressful situations. That's why I want to share five effective tips for counteracting stress and worry and living a stress-free life.
Getting proper rest and relaxation is a key area for managing stress better and shouldn't be over-looked! Experts claim that the average person needs eight hours sleep each night, based on my sleeping habits this certainly sounds about right.
Ask yourself how many hours you sleep on average per week. Do you get the recommended and needed 56 hours each week? Many people will get less sleep than they need, this is understandable due to the fast paced and demanding life's some lead but remember if you're feeling fatigued and run-down then you are operating less efficiently and will be more prone to episodes of stress as your ability to stay alert and cope will be reduced.Do note that sleeping doesn't just re-charge the body it also replenishes the mind. It's the only time your conscious part of the brain is switched off so to speak. Ensuring you get proper rest will mean you are more alert and you'll be able to cope with the days challenges much better.
By:Chef Nicholas Anderson for www.culinaryglobetrotter.com