We all have stress in our lives
That stress can come from a variety of sources – work, family, relationships, finance, health etc
Some of the sources can be considered good stress such as exercise.
But stress is still stress on you.
Now when it comes to stress, some of it is outside of your control.
And some of it, you can work on controlling.
Once you can start to control some of the stress in your life, you’d be amazed at how much better you’ll feel in yourself.
I explained it to a client this way:
Think of a jar that is full to the top with your stress levels.
When anything else happens to increase your stress levels, it will spill over and get messy.
However, once you deal with stress you can control, that level decreases and you now have more capacity to deal with any extra stress that comes in your life.
Here’s what you can do:
1) Think about all the sources of stress in your life – if you’re not sure, google can help for ideas. Some you might not even realise.
2) List them all out.
3) Mark next to each one if you can control it or you cannot control it
4) The ones you can’t control, put them to one side. You can’t do anything with them.
5) The ones you can control, look at ways you can either reduce, eliminate or deal with them in some way.
There’s too many scenarios to go into specific details in this post. Google again would be a good start point again “How to deal with… “.
You’ll find identifying a few areas you can control and dealing with them will greatly help your stress levels which will positively impact your health.
This is my, mostly, Personal Trainer musings and information which I hope you'll find helpful!