Stress Management: First Step

Stress Management starts with the recognition that we are stressing. How do we know if we are stressing or not?
Stress is such a widely used term that everyone seems to know what it is but can’t agree on a definition.
Stress is not just a feeling in our head but it has definite physiological reactions in our body.

Five Simple and easy methods to recognize stress were listed in the Free Report when you sign in. Make sure you use a method you like to recognize when you are stressing.

Once you notice that you are stressing, pay attention to what it going on with you at that time – both inside and outside. What are you thinking, what are you saying to yourself, what is going on with your life, relationships etc. Make sure you keep doing this for a little while. A good way to do this is by keeping a diary, a kind of log for the day. Simply writing down whenever you feel stressed, and what is going on with you at that time. Once you do this for a week, you get the idea about what times of day and what kind of situations are bringing about the stress reactions in your body.

Be curious and find out what are the major stressors in your life right now. Then we will talk about what to do about them.

Feel free to post your questions and comments. Most of the others might be struggling with the same issues as you do. You help the shy ones get the answers they are looking for.

About hyma

My goal is to help you live better & love better! Dr. Hyma has been working as a clinical psychologist since 1992, for over 19 years in USA. Prior to that she has worked in India and West Indies. She also does spiritual life coaching. She has trained in psychotherapeutic modalities such as Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis etc. She has helped patients with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, phobias and trauma; children with ADHD and other behavioral difficulties. Her primary interests are now in stress management, mindfulness practice, mind-body medicine, and energy psychology. She conducts online and in-person seminars and retreats to groups of individuals to learn these skills to master their life situations. Her CDs to help with relaxation, sleep and stress management have been very popular and helpful. She makes customized CDs for clients dealing with various emotional issues.
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