Hey there, can I call you Chicky? I am Kitt...........we met already so now let's see what I may do for you.
The best stress management techniques are those that are easy to use. Quick to learn and quick to implement, you can use them to manage your own stress levels .
Stress management techniques help you control your stress and be a healthier, and happier person. I am sure this is not new to you as you have a therapist.
Acknowledge stress is good. Make stress your friend! Based on the body’s natural “fight or flight” response, that burst of energy will enhance your performance at the right moment. I’ve yet to see a top sportsman totally relaxed before a big competition. Use stress wisely to push yourself that little bit harder when it counts most.
When people around are losing their head, who keeps calm? What are they doing differently? What is their attitude? What language do they use? Are they trained and experienced?
Figure it out from afar or sit them down for a chat. Learn from the best stress managers and copy what they do. You may discover that they practice "staying in the moment"
The key to "stying in the moment" is of course to live as much as you can in the only moment that you ever really live in and control. This moment right now. The moment that is all there ever was and - probably will be.
You can trick your body into relaxing by using heavy breathing. Breathe in slowly for a count of 7 then breathe out for a count of 11. Repeat the 7-11 breathing until your heart rate slows down, your sweaty palms dry off and things start to feel more normal. This is known as 7/11 breathing technique.
Lack of sleep, poor diet and no exercise wreaks havoc on our body and mind. Kind of obvious, but worth mentioning as it’s often ignored as a stress management technique. Listen to your mother and don’t burn the candle at both ends!
There are many other stress management practices that I am sure others will share with you, but these work for me................especially the staying in the moment. You cannot change yesterday and do not worry about tomorrow. Stay in the moment of today.
Again I am so glad you joined us.
Keep on posting.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Good Morning Chicky,
The sun is shining here in the midwest and I hope it is in your world too.
I have been on the anxiety train for 26 years and I know I will have other episodes so I try not to worry about when it will next stike. I just know I have this disorder and I will not let it stop me from moving forward and living my life as well as I can.
I had a major set back in 2005 that pretty much home bound me but I refused to give in.
I am proud of you for recognizing the need to take care of you. I have learned to practice being good to myself to without feeling guilty.
Emus huh, how cute...............you keep on posting as we are all here, some still sleeping but I am up.
Chicky, welcome! I am so glad you have found us here at HW. You like emu's? May I ask where you hail from? I don't know many people who know about Emu's (I'm from Australia)...
I find, like Percy that exercise is sooo important for me staying in "my right mind" lol. I get looking forward to getting to know you better. Please know that we are supportive and caring here
Post Edited (percycat) : 6/26/2008 1:08:23 PM (GMT-6)