Difficulty with focus makes you less efficient, and it can be more difficult to contribute in the workplace making the threat of performance reviews and employment uncertainty a real risk.
The physical impacts of stress can affect the functioning of vital organs, compromising both your physical and mental health. This makes it more difficult to enjoy the things you once used to enjoy, which forms a vital part of life balance.
Everyone needs sound sleep to function properly in all aspects of life. Sleep is your rejuvenation vehicle, and without it, ALL of your daily activities seem more difficult, tedious and laborious and our quality of life takes a dive.
The big tell-tale impact of stress is moodiness and this affects EVERYONE around you – your children and loved ones, friends, work colleagues – as well as yourself. Apart from feeling unhappy with yourself and life in general, moodiness is an unfair side-effect, especially for children and loved ones.
Children can be become scared of a parent who is grumpy and short-tempered most of the time, and moodiness leaves those around you wondering what they have done wrong. This is particularly damaging when others don’t understand the internal and external causes of stress, and in a child’s self-focused world, might fear they are to blame for these uncomfortable changes.
You deserve to be happy, fulfilled, and enjoying all that your world has to offer, which stress can severely interfere with and affect!
Answer YES or NO to these simple questions.
Been rather touchy lately?
Found it difficult to get started on things?
Been constantly on edge and found it hard to wind down?
Felt like blowing a fuse or over-reacted to situations?
Felt agitated and can’t sit still?
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these you are probably feeling some degree of stress.
Click on the amount of questions you answered yes to below to see your results.
It seems as though stress is not bothering you at the moment, which is great news! But given that stress affects us all at some time or another, it would be a good idea to learn how to relieve stress quickly and easily if and when the situation arises …. So be sure to download the 3-minute Stress Relief Strategy and keep it handy.
It seems that daily stressors have few, if any, lasting affects – things might annoy you but the impact is brief and you don’t hold on to it so it doesn’t upset your day. This is a comfortable space to be in and to be sure that you have the strategies to manage stress quickly and effectively, grab your copy of the 3-minute Stress Relief Strategy. This way you will ensure that stress build-up doesn’t become a problem.
It seems that your stress can get to you at times. You are in a zone where you need to be aware of changes to your usual habits, as this can clue you in to changes in your stress levels before they hit you. Be on the lookout for changes in how you feel or behave, and then work out what is on your mind. It is important that you take steps to sort these changes now, before they get out of hand. Make sure you get your copy of the 3-minute Stress Relief Strategy and learn how to manage stress quickly and effectively, and understand why these steps are crucial to your happiness.
It seems like lots of things are getting to you at the moment. It is probably even more frustrating knowing that ‘the stressed you’ responds differently to the ‘usual you’. Clearly this is upsetting your daily wellness and happiness, and you need to take action! It is time to understand what is upsetting you and why you are reacting. A big clue here is to understand how you are thinking – and this is where you can make huge changes.
Make sure you get your copy of the 3-minute Stress Relief Strategy and learn how to manage stress quickly and effectively, but it is also time to do some deeper work on your unique response system.
It seems like things are out of control for you at the moment – perhaps it is that you have too much on your plate! Sometimes it is difficult to know what to do next – or where to start making changes. Make sure you get your copy of the 3-minute Stress Relief Strategy and learn how to manage stress quickly and effectively, but you would also benefit from learning what personal patterns and behaviours need to be changed in your world to reduce your vulnerability to stress. It is most certainly do-able, so make sure you take action – now!
First, you need to understand what it is about situations that cause you to react the way you do. This is usually connected with your beliefs and how you think.
Once you understand yourself a little better, you can work out which beliefs you want to retain, and which ones are causing you grief.
Then you can then develop a series of stress-busting strategies that fit your response-style to given situations. This teaches you how to manage your responses in stressful situations.
You can also build long-term strategies and habits into your routine that will protect you from becoming consumed by the effects of stress.
‘Annihilate Stress and Anxiety’ guides you through this journey and will highlight your PEARLS of Resilience – and these will ensure you have a balanced life.