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How Do You Manage Stress?

Stress is a mental health issue…

Stress is an intriguing subject because in the real world of solid objects, or what scientists call matter, it doesn’t exist. Stress is a concept that Human Beings use to describe how they feel when their mental wellness is out of kilter. Try telling that to someone who is stressed out though and they will tell you that their stress is very real to them, and quite apparent to those around them that see them suffering.

Do we really need stress…

A stressed-out person will tell you quite emphatically that no one needs stress, and from their point of view they are quite right. There are two sides to stress though. The other side of the stress coin is more of a benefit to us, we need a certain amount of stress or pressure to focus our minds, to push us to learn and perform at our best.

Too much stress is bad…

The downside of stress is when there is too much going on, too much to do in a short period of time. Very soon too much stress starts to affect our performance and we begin to slow down, make mistakes and generally feel demotivated. What we need is a middle ground, where there is just enough stress to drive us, but not enough to cause mental health issues.

Where does stress come from…

It may seem that stress comes from outside us, from the excessive amount of work that you have to do, from the demanding boss, from all the other demands on your time, from money worries and household bills, childminding etc, the list can go on and on.

Stress is an inside job…

The reality is quite different though. Stress is generated from inside us. Stressful feelings emerge from our reactions to these events in our lives. The demands placed upon us seem to be out of our control, we feel helpless, like we don’t have the time or resources to manage them. When we feel out of control we experience feelings of stress.

Look at stress differently…

The reality is we are not in control of outside events, of the things that happen to us, of the workload dumped on us. We are in control of how we think about those stressors though. We have the choice to look at them differently and react differently.

Understand stress and conquer it…

Once you understand how your mind really works, how you create the feelings of stress it becomes so much easier to diffuse stressful thoughts and feelings. You can effectively inoculate yourself from the bad stress and learn how to use good stress to your advantage.

We all experience stress in our lives, it is part of being human. We are designed to have feelings, emotions, and thoughts that don’t always seem to be in our best interests. The bottom line is that although you get to experience negative emotions, stress, and anxiety you don’t have to let them rule your life.

You just need to learn how your mind really works, how to self manage it. And that’s where we come in…

What we do…

The Mental Health Initiative consultants work in business, professional sport and education. We help organisations with mental health self-management training, coaching and mentoring in professional and high-performance environments.

Many years of experience have taught us that an organisation is only as good as its management and staff, we put people first. Helping them to self-manage their mental health benefits both them and your company. We have found that productivity and performance increase exponentially as your employee’s personal development and ability to self-manage their mental health grows.

For more information about our mental health services, or to find out how we can help you or your business please feel free to contact us by clicking on this link.

Graham

Graham Parish is an experienced Mind Management Specialist. He enjoys working with companies, SME businesses, individuals, coaches, leaders, groups and organisations to help them exceed their expectations. helping them to unlock their real potential, and gain unshakeable confidence even under the most severe pressure.

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Stress is a mental health issue…

Stress is an intriguing subject because in the real world of solid objects, or what scientists call matter, it doesn’t exist. Stress is a concept that Human Beings use to describe how they feel when their mental wellness is out of kilter. Try telling that to someone who is stressed out though and they will tell you that their stress is very real to them, and quite apparent to those around them that see them suffering.

Do we really need stress…

A stressed-out person will tell you quite emphatically that no one needs stress, and from their point of view they are quite right. There are two sides to stress though. The other side of the stress coin is more of a benefit to us, we need a certain amount of stress or pressure to focus our minds, to push us to learn and perform at our best.

Too much stress is bad…

The downside of stress is when there is too much going on, too much to do in a short period of time. Very soon too much stress starts to affect our performance and we begin to slow down, make mistakes and generally feel demotivated. What we need is a middle ground, where there is just enough stress to drive us, but not enough to cause mental health issues.

Where does stress come from…

It may seem that stress comes from outside us, from the excessive amount of work that you have to do, from the demanding boss, from all the other demands on your time, from money worries and household bills, childminding etc, the list can go on and on.

Stress is an inside job…

The reality is quite different though. Stress is generated from inside us. Stressful feelings emerge from our reactions to these events in our lives. The demands placed upon us seem to be out of our control, we feel helpless, like we don’t have the time or resources to manage them. When we feel out of control we experience feelings of stress.

Look at stress differently…

The reality is we are not in control of outside events, of the things that happen to us, of the workload dumped on us. We are in control of how we think about those stressors though. We have the choice to look at them differently and react differently.

Understand stress and conquer it…

Once you understand how your mind really works, how you create the feelings of stress it becomes so much easier to diffuse stressful thoughts and feelings. You can effectively inoculate yourself from the bad stress and learn how to use good stress to your advantage.

We all experience stress in our lives, it is part of being human. We are designed to have feelings, emotions, and thoughts that don’t always seem to be in our best interests. The bottom line is that although you get to experience negative emotions, stress, and anxiety you don’t have to let them rule your life.

You just need to learn how your mind really works, how to self manage it. And that’s where we come in…

What we do…

The Mental Health Initiative consultants work in business, professional sport and education. We help organisations with mental health self-management training, coaching and mentoring in professional and high-performance environments.

Many years of experience have taught us that an organisation is only as good as its management and staff, we put people first. Helping them to self-manage their mental health benefits both them and your company. We have found that productivity and performance increase exponentially as your employee’s personal development and ability to self-manage their mental health grows.

For more information about our mental health services, or to find out how we can help you or your business please feel free to contact us by clicking on this link.

Graham

Graham Parish is an experienced Mind Management Specialist. He enjoys working with companies, SME businesses, individuals, coaches, leaders, groups and organisations to help them exceed their expectations. helping them to unlock their real potential, and gain unshakeable confidence even under the most severe pressure.

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