Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mezei: Manage Your Stress and Enjoy Life to the Fullest

Our lives revolve around family, work, and social obligations, and at some point all of us have felt as the world has fallen on your shoulder. Stress is any factor that causes bodily or mental unease. While eliminating stress completely is unrealistic, stress management is quite attainable and realistic goal that can be achieved. Attencia VP, Penina Mezei has in-depth knowledge on the topic, and in this article she is going to share a few strategies that can help us manage stress, and find inner peace. Numerous studies prove that anger management is an effective stress reducer.

For those under stress, management of life stresses is an important goal. As we already concluded, elimination of stress is unrealistic, since stress is a part of normal life. Instead, Mezei recommends that we learn relaxation techniques and other methods to manage stress, and gain control over our lives and our physical and mental health.

People who engage in social activities, and thus have strong social network, report less stress and fewer negative symptoms of stress, as opposed to those who lack social support.

There are many different relaxation techniques that can help us manage stress, but the most popular techniques include yoga, time-management, counseling or group therapy, exercise, and leading an overall healthy lifestyle.

The next time you find yourself in a situation where you are becoming annoyed or aggravated by something trivial or unimportant, try to practice letting go, making a conscious choice not to become angry or upset. Before reacting to the next stressful situation, take deep breaths and give yourself time to reconsider your actions. If you have a few spare minutes, try out some of the relaxation technique suggested by Penina Mezei. Most importantly, don’t allow yourself to waste energy where it is not deserved.

Also, whenever you feel overwhelmed, try arranging your thoughts first, and speak more slowly than usual. This way you’ll think more clearly and react more reasonably, when faced to stressful situations. Probably you’ve already noticed that stressed people tend to speak fast and breathlessly in the heat of the moment. By slowing down your speech you'll also appear less anxious and more in control to others.