How to Manage Stress with these strategies

There are many variants when it comes to stress. Coping with life, and carrying the problems that may or may not belong to you can scratch away the little joy and happiness that you can carry once you head out that door. You can’t blame them for being like that; they have their own reasons, so much like we have our reasons to allow stress to weigh us down. They say that stress is all in the mind, well, what’s bugging you anyway?

Is unavoidable in life, it is important to find ways to decrease and prevent stressful incidents and decrease negative reactions to stress. Here are some of the things that can be done by just remembering it, since life is basically a routine to follow like brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. You can do a few of them in a longer span of time, but as they say– every minute counts.

Managing time

Managing time

Time management skills can allow you more time with your family and friends and possibly increase your performance and productivity. This will help reduce your stress.

To improve your time management:

• Save time by focusing and concentrating, delegating, and scheduling time for yourself.
• Keep a record of how you spend your time, including work, family, and leisure time.
• Prioritize your time by rating tasks by importance and urgency. Redirect your time to those activities that are important and meaningful to you.
• Manage your commitments by not over- or under-committing. Don’t commit to what is not important to you.

• Deal with procrastination by using a day planner, breaking large projects into smaller ones, and setting short-term deadlines.
• Examine your beliefs to reduce conflict between what you believe and what your life is like.

Build healthy coping strategies

     It is important that you identify your coping strategies. One way to do this is by recording the stressful event, your reaction, and how you cope with a stress journal. With this information, you can work to change unhealthy coping strategies into healthy ones-those that help you focus on the positive and what you can change or control in your life.



Some behaviors and lifestyle choices affect your stress level. They may not cause stress directly, but they can interfere with the ways your body seeks relief from stress. Try to:

• Balance personal, work, and family needs and obligations.
• Have a sense of purpose in life.
• Get enough sleep, since your body recovers from the stresses of the day while you are sleeping.
• Eat a balanced diet for a nutritional defense against stress.
• Get moderate exercise throughout the week.
• Limit your consumption of alcohol.
• Don’t smoke.

Social support

 Social support
     Social support is a major factor in how we experience stress. Social support is the positive support you receive from family, friends, and the community. It is the knowledge that you are cared for, loved, esteemed, and valued. More and more research indicates a strong relationship between social support and better mental and physical health.

Changing thinking

Changing thinking

      When an event triggers negative thoughts, you may experience fear, insecurity, anxiety, depression, rage, guilt, and a sense of worthlessness or powerlessness. These emotions trigger the body’s stress, just as an actual threat does. Dealing with your negative thoughts and how you see things can help reduce stress.
• Thought-stopping helps you stop a negative thought to help eliminate stress.
• Disproving irrational thoughts helps you to avoid exaggerating the negative thought, anticipating the worst, and interpreting an event incorrectly.
• Problem-solving helps you identify all aspects of a stressful event and find ways to deal with it.

• Changing your communication style helps you communicate in a way that makes your views known without making others feel put down, hostile, or intimidated. This reduces the stress that comes from poor communication. Use the assertiveness ladder to improve your communication style.


Self-confidence is the key to happiness

  Self-confidence is not a gift from heaven, we are craftsmen. Similarly, we built a temporary or chronic lack of confidence following an unfortunate event or untoward behavior on the part of others.

In all cases, it is not inevitable, then take our trowels and hammers: Martine Teillac, the psychoanalyst, gives us 3 keys to build self-confidence:

Set self-confidence


According to Direct 8, 75% of people lack confidence. Who has never felt uncomfortable facing a given situation, often without daring to say and whose professional projects found themselves hampered? a, even minor, self-confidence can transform certain actions to be undertaken in energy-consuming tests: talk about yourself in a job interview, convince a potential partner,
pick up the phone, build or interact with its network etc…

And there are no universally difficult actions to take or not: the uncomfortable feeling will lodge where the lack of confidence is expressed, which varies according to the people. So needless to say, “There is nothing to fear” to an anxious person to the idea of passing a job interview because the reason has nothing to do with it.


In these times or standard dictates to be outgoing and dynamic, it combines a little too quickly the lack of self-confidence with shyness.

No need to be an introvert shy back carp release stashed under rocks to insecure in certain circumstances.Because confidence is the idea that we have of our ability to cope with a given situation. So, it is obviously impossible to feel sure (e) self permanently, because we do not have all the skills necessary to cope with everything.

However, well known and recognized our capabilities allows you to feel more serene face the vagaries of our professional lives.

The consequences of lack of insurance

The discomfort that results from lack of confidence can generate a good penalizing relational awkwardness:

  • Hesitant behavior, begging, victimization
  • Devaluation of skills
  • Convers Ely: overestimation, arrogance etc…

In short, lack of self-confidence can lead straight to failure strategies and procrastination.

Rebuilding self-confidence

The lack of insurance or self-confidence is not inevitable:
Self-confidence is built, is shaped and maintained through technical and practical action. Martine Teillac, psychoanalyst, and psychotherapist, in an interview for Direct 8 says that construction work is based on three aspects:

1. The inner speech

the inner speech


Let exacerbate our faults and forget our qualities. “The internal dialogue (…)will condition our behavior, explains Martine Teillac.

It can be very simple sentences, for example, I meet my neighbor who does not say hello to me and I said: “damn I suck (it).” I would have thought ” my neighbor has concerns, she did not head to that” and I do not put myself in question. “In other words, in our inner speech repents all that is of the order of the devaluation, the misinterpretation that disparages us and replaces those thoughts with a more objective speech (not positive), so avoid a crippling devaluation and promotes a look at itself more caring and motivating…

. 2. Building its own scale of values: detach from the past

building its own scale of values


“When we had parents who always put his finger on what was wrong, we will tend to do the same. So put the past in its place, reconsider criticism from parents, orders and build our own system of values, our own personal level, “advises the analyst.

Education and those who are responsible have transmitted wagons limiting beliefs that maintain a look and a negative mindset about ourselves. Give them their beliefs and build belief systems of our own, which are what we think and what we believe helps.

3. Passage to action accompanied by talent assessment implemented

passage to action accompanied by talent assessment implemented


The transition to action, even do it in small steps rather than jumping into the deep end of a sudden is the prerequisite of strengthening confidence because it brings us evidence of our ability every challenge statement.
Martine Teillac offers self-evaluate, on a scale of 1 to 10, our confidence in specific situations.

[su_quote]“It’s a safe bet that you’ll rarely zero point of your ability, your expertise or skills”. [/su_quote]

Realizing this, “you’re going to build on the fact that the estimate you were doing yourself was perhaps not so amazingly severe and in line with the reality of behavior that you implement.”
This finding supports the move to action, as a result of this awareness and analysis skills, resources, skills, talents we have, we are more likely to want to act, including outside our comfort zone.
I would like you to promise yourself from today you’ll dispel any irrational beliefs and all lies your head tells that you that you’re not good enough.

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