Combat/Control Stress

 

Antony Quickly realised in his career that nearly all clients he encountered and the population at large suffers in some way with a level of stress that is detrimental to their health, fitness and well-being. 

With an increasingly busy modern life with reduced time spent on sleep and other stress-busting activities such as social interactions where increasingly professional demands take precedence, Stress and Anxiety have started to take their toll, mentally, emotionally and physically.

”Successful people appear to be traveling along one continual, successful road. What is not apparent is the perseverance it takes following each defeat to keep you on that road. No one I know of has ever experienced one success after another without defeats, failures, disappointments, and frustrations galore along the way. Learning to overcome those times of agony is what separates the winners from the losers." - G. Kingsley Ward

 

 

Antony's simple tips to fight stress

 

Activity – training – exercise

 

Exercise and training is a very effective tool. exercise in itself helps clear thoughts, enables you to deal with problems calmly and in addition time spent training being active is very simply a chance for our overactive mines to switch off Even if just for 60 minutes.

 

Meditation

 

Has become fashionable in the era of the smartphone and whether it is fashion or a deep-seated spiritual belief that brings you to this technique, its results are the same.  With regular, even short practices, your mind slows and anxiety lessens.  This is not about burning incense but about giving yourself a precious few minutes a day where you do nothing but look after you…. simply breathe.

 

Take control

 

There is a solution to any problem but if you remain passive thinking “I can’t do anything about my problem” stress will only get worse.  the feeling of losing control is one of the main causes of stress and lack of well-being

The act of taking control in itself is empowering and it’s crucial in finding a solution that satisfies you and not someone else.

 

People 

 

A good support network of colleagues, friends and family can ease your work troubles and help you see things in a different way.

The activities we do with friends help us relax. We often have a good laugh with them, which is an excellent stress reliever.

 

Me Time

 

In the UK, we work the longest hours in Europe, meaning we often don't spend enough time doing things we really enjoy.

Set aside a couple of nights a week for some quality "me time" away from work. "By earmarking those two days, it means you won't be tempted to work overtime

 

Challenge yourself

 

Setting yourself goals and challenges, whether at work or outside, such as learning a new language or a new sport, helps to build confidence. This will help you deal with stress.

 

Avoid unhealthy habits

 

Don't rely on alcohol, smoking and caffeine as your ways of coping. "Men more than women are likely to do this. This is called avoidance behavior, Women are better at seeking support from their social circle.  Over the long term, these crutches won't solve your problems. They'll just create new ones. They might provide temporary relief, but it won't make the problems disappear. 

 

Accept the things you can't change

 

Changing a difficult situation isn't always possible. Try to concentrate on the things you do have control over. If your company is going under and is making redundancies, for example, there's nothing you can do about it.  In a situation like that, you need to focus on the things that you can control, such as looking for a new job.

 

 

Did you know? 

 

You can challenge the bad habits that act as support in times of stress By simply taking stock of what is best for you and your health. This Assessment Will enable you to step out from under the pressure of your stress in an impartial way

 

How you metabolise food and produce store/hormones is affected by elevated stress levels.

 

An unexpected benefit of taking on something new like physical activity is increased self-confidence and improved self-esteem.

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