Stress And Take Charge Of Your Life Now With These Five Stress Management
What do you think is your most powerful stress tool? Your mind.
You can make the fastest and most powerful shifts in your life simply
by looking at life differently, making your own reality and by helping
yourself find the now.
Stop Stress And Take Charge Of Your Life Now
With These Five Stress Management Approaches
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Founder and CEO
William B. Cole Consultants
Silicon Valley, California
What do you think is your most powerful stress
tool? Your mind. You can make the fastest and most powerful shifts
in your life simply by looking at life differently, making your
own reality and by helping yourself find the now.
Here are five stress tools you can use to tame tension and create
a life that is more under control, one approach at a time.
1. Find Your Breath To Find The NOW: When you are stressed,
the past can be full of regrets, self-recrimination, anger and damaging
mental images. The future is a place of fear, what-ifs and doubt.
The present is a safe, healthy, calm respite in your sea of troubles.
Breathe into the present and let your breath find the NOW.
2. Express Gratitude Daily: When we are troubled we naturally
focus on our problems, what we lack, and what we don't want. Instead,
be grateful for what you do have that you appreciate, and for things
that you don't have that would make life worse.
3. Make Fitness Your Friend: A solid workout does wonders
for your mood and ability to forget your troubles and relax more
easily. Schedule fitness times ahead of time, and don't say, "I
will exercise if I have time today". You won't. If it's important,
4. Go To A Quiet Place Every Day: The best quiet place is
the one within. That's right. If you close your eyes, breathe, relax,
calm your mind, and let your muscles relax, you will create a beautiful
oasis of bliss you can go to almost anywhere, anytime.
5. Cultivate Your Sense of Humor: Gain perspective on stressful
situations by finding mirth in them, and having the ability to laugh
at yourself and your human foibles.
Stress is a not a thing "out there". It's your reaction to events,
and your reaction is in your control. Create a smart toolkit of
stress tools that give you more control, and you will see your stress
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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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