Techniques for Controlling Stress

You can’t read enough articles on managing stress & anxiety, especially when there has yet to be that perfect answer for the individuals we are. As we continue to fight the battle of anxiety, it’s important to understand it first. How? Learn how to help yourself, whether it’s through meditation, reading, researching, drawing, journaling, etc. Doesn’t matter, the most important thing is to occupy your mind with something other than worry. Live in the moment.
I thought this article was helpful in the fight against anxiety, hope you find it interesting.

How to Turn Off Harmful Stress Like a Switch

illustration of one person ready for a race, one person relaxed, with on/off text

Nir Eyal

Stress comes from anxiety about future problems and the lack of control over them. This article introduces a few surprising techniques to handle stress.

Let’s play a game of “would you rather.”

Would you rather speak in front of 500 people for an hour or be stuck in an elevator with your ex?

Would you rather get a cavity drilled or be forced to take a four-hour Zumba class?

Would you rather lose your car keys before work or lose your internet connection before an online meeting?

None of these options are good, but they all have something in common: they invoke stress.

What stresses you out? How do you deal with that dreaded feeling? And did you know there’s a bullet-proof method for disarming stress? Continue Reading

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