During this time of the year, people stress out for a number of reasons. B.M.M.O. Consulting wants consumers to be informed on how to handle stress in tough times. It’s our goal to provide our viewers with information to keep them knowledgeable about all areas of life that impact them. It’s the end of the year and time for the holidays; what are you stressing about? Are you stressing about finishing up end-of the-year-work, hosting the holidays, getting the right gifts or just life in general? During these difficult economic times it doesn’t take much to get your feathers ruffled. So today we want to provide you with some tips on how to handle stress when it arises.
Some signs of stress are headaches, nausea, dizziness and lack of sleep. All of these symptoms have an even harsher effect on your life. It can affect your productivity at work, your mood, energy, and ability to make sound decisions.
Look at the Big Picture – Things happen that can make you upset for a moment, but don’t live in that moment. Take a look at the situation and determine if after time has passed, will it still be as important. You have to keep things in perspective and determine, in the long run, how important is this situation. That will help you to handle your emotions and keep your stress levels down.
Strategize – When you have a problem that you have to make a decision on, take some time and come up with possible solutions. Weigh the pros and cons and determine which is the best solution to your problem. By seeing that you have options, it makes the situation seem less stressful. You can't fix every situation that comes along, so distinguish which ones you can and work to fix those, and ignore the ones that you can’t. They will figure themselves out without your stress levels being affected.
Treat Yourself – Things happen daily that will force you to have moments that cause you to get upset. This is why every day you should treat yourself to something that calms and relaxes you. Different things work for different people, try reading, writing, candle-lit bath or just listening to music. Whatever you do, just make sure you take some time for yourself to move past the woes of the day.
Don’t Take On More Than You Can Handle – Many times individuals become stressed and overwhelmed because they say yes when they should have said no. It’s okay to say no. If taking on an additional project will take away what is already limited time, or peace of mind, no is the appropriate answer. Don’t overextend yourself.
There is no way around never being stressed, but how you handle it can be controlled. We hope that the few scenarios we have provided above will aid you in managing your stress and keep it from getting to a heightened level to have an adverse affect on your health and emotions.