• Sydney Phillips

How to Handle Stress

We hear about it all the time. Stress can be detrimental to your health. It’s been medically proven that it can cause a whole host of health issues, with everything from high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and even heart disease. It’s no surprise that people feel anxiety about stress with some side effects like those. But, what if I told you that you are in control of how the stress show up in your own life? Well, today that’s exactly what we are going to go over. Handling stress in a way that not only doesn’t leave you with those scary health problems, but actually helps you. So without further to do, let’s jump into it!

The first way to handle stress is pointing out where and when you find it. Sometimes we can be high strung and intense without realizing that the emotion of stress is present. If your honest with yourself, I’m sure you have said something like “I just have a million things going on right now.” These excuses aren’t helpful to getting to the root and churning it into something that you can work with.

The second way to handle stress is to get moving. You can put on some music and dance, take your dog for a walk, or just walk or cycle to the grocery store. Exercise is a great way to blow off steam and it has tremendous benefits to your physical appearance.

The third way to handle stress is to talk to people about it. By maintaining a network of close friends, you can improve resiliency to life’s stressors. It’s as simple of having a workout buddy, calling to catch up with a friend or spending time with family. Face-to-face interaction actually counteracts the body’s “fight or flight” defense mechanism. It’s basically nature’s chill pill.

The fourth way to handle stress is to manage your time better. Poor time management can cause a lot of stress. You might feel like you are stretched too thin or like your running a marathon without any water. It’s very important to not over-commit yourself. Keep in mind, this comes from a person that has been known to over-indulge in activities, responsibility & creativity. I am far less from perfect at this one but one thing that I have learned through being late to everything is to not schedule things back-to-back. When a meeting runs a little long, you’ll start to sweat it and we humans have a tremendous ability to underestimate how long things will take.

I hope that you can take something away from the following topic & improve your own stressors and turn it into something that can instead propel and motivate you to work forward. As always, subscribe to the pink suit and we will see you here next week, same time and same place!