Stress Control Strategies That Can Change Your Life.
Do you feel out of control, overwhelmed
or burdened with stress and problems? There are smart ways to deal
with these stressful feelings. This article lists six stress reduction
approaches that are easy to learn, simple to use and powerful. They'll
help you get back in control of your life.
Six Stress Control Strategies That Can Change
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Founder and CEO
William B. Cole Consultants
Silicon Valley, California
Do you feel out of control, overwhelmed or burdened
with stress and problems? There are smart ways to deal with these
stressful feelings. I have been helping people successfully deal
with their stress for 30 years now, and I want to help you too.
Here are six stress reduction approaches that are easy to learn,
simple to use and powerful in their effect. They'll help you get
back in control of your life.
1. Schedule Time Every Day To Center Yourself: A few times
a day, stop and take a moment to gather yourself. There are many
approaches for this. Here you become still, focus on your breathing,
relax your muscles, and manage your mind. This gives you a centered,
calm focus for your next activity.
2. Focus On Your Breath: When I coach professional athletes
the first area I work on is their breath control. Your breath is
the center for controlling your emotions, muscles and mind. Learn
how to listen to and feel your breath so you can "drop down a level"
and get tuned into the moment.
3. Know What You Can Control: Make a list of those things
you can control, those things partially in your control, and those
things out of your control. As you go through your day, let go of
things that you can't change.
4. Develop The Gratitude Attitude: What are you thankful
for? Everyone has people and activities in their life that are good,
beautiful, and valuable. Every day make note of this and be thankful.
5. Hit The Reset Button: Just as your computer needs to be
rebooted often, your brain needs a reboot. Hit the reset button
daily or you will gum up your mental RAM. Take a break, change activities,
be with loved ones, or do nothing but meditate. Clear out the junk
in your mind, so you can come back refreshed.
6. Start Your Day With Quiet: Clear your mind, quiet your
emotions, and let your muscles relax. Doing this places you into
the IPS The Ideal Performance State that top performing athletes
use to get into the zone. You can do this too.
The prime concept in stress reduction is to know what you can control,
and what you cannot. With the help of a stress management specialist
you can learn a wide array of stress reduction strategies that can
help you feel more in control of what happens to you. Isn't it time
to reclaim the power in your life?
Copyright © 2011-
Bill Cole, MS, MA. All rights reserved.
Bill Cole, MS, MA, a leading authority
on peak performance, mental toughness and coaching, is founder and
CEO of William B. Cole Consultants, a consulting firm that helps
organizations and professionals achieve more success in business,
life and sports. He is also the Founder and President of the International
Mental Game Coaching Association (www.mentalgamecoaching.com),
an organization dedicated to advancing the research, development,
professionalism and growth of mental game coaching worldwide. He
is a multiple Hall-Of-Fame honoree as an athlete, coach and school
alumnus, an award-winning scholar-athlete, published book author
and articles author, and has coached at the highest levels of major-league
pro sports, big-time college athletics and corporate America. For
a free, extensive article archive, or for questions and comments
visit him at www.MentalGameCoach.com.
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