How to handle stress and pressure?
Either you’re an employee, an entrepreneur, a student, a parent, chances are you are bombarded with stress every day. And everything becomes so hard to handle. The pressure keeps pushing you beyond your limit.
Most people who face stressful situations tend to simultaneously perform many tasks. Unfortunately, multitasking is not helpful. Several studies had found that attending to multiple tasks at a time decreases productivity. So what is the best thing to do?
In this article, I will be sharing to you some tips on how to handle stress and pressure in your life. These tips are applicable to your work, family, and relationship.
So let’s dive in…
Focus on one thing
If you think that there’s so much going in your life that needs your attention, pause for a moment. Ask yourself which of the stuff you need the most. Examine your priority. Focus on one thing. Dividing your energy and time into many areas will only make the stress worse. Sometimes, less is more.
Don’t try to be perfect
I say this many times before but I want to say it again. Perfection is not true. It only exists in the mind, not in reality. Unfortunately, many people have no idea that pursuing perfection is what made them stressed out. It’s okay to make mistakes. Accept that you are not perfect and you’ll never be. Be free of worries from shortcomings. Don’t waste your time trying to make things perfect.
Learn to say no
Sometimes, you tend to entertain all the life’s demands. This is not good for you in many ways. It sabotages your mind from focusing on one thing. As a result, you struggle to manage your time just to finish everything. Guess what, you’ll become more stressed than ever. It may be difficult at first but you’ll learn to say no to external life’s demands.
Be physically active
If you think you can’t control your life’s circumstance, try to put things down. Activate all the muscles in your body. Do something. Try push-ups, dance, a 15-minute walk, or a simple stretching. Once you are warmed up, you’ll feel ready to start again.
Learning how to handle stress and pressure may involve a glass of water. Water is the original energy drink. Studies had shown that when the body lacks water, the brain does not function well. But after a thirst is relieved, the brain will regain its vigor. As a result, it will become sharp and focus once again.
Here you have my simple tips on how to handle stress and pressure. These tips may not guarantee you a hundred percent relief. But I you apply them correctly, you’ll feel the difference.
In extreme condition, do not hesitate to find professional help. If you think you can’t handle stress alone, get an expert’s help. You are not alone.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.