Stress in everyday life
We all have stress in our lives. Actually, life is filled with stressful situations and stimuli to process. But stress in everyday life is not necessarily bad. It is a sign of your body that something important is at stake. However, when stress persists for too long, your body does not or hardly returns to its resting state. Ignoring the signals – like poor sleep, chronic fatigue, fear of failure, fretting, forgetfulness and irritability – for too long can end up feeling burned out (burnout).
What is stress?
Stress is a natural and healthy reaction of the body. It puts your body in a state of readiness and makes you alert, focused and efficient. Your stress response gets you ready for whatever challenge you are facing. For example, we get stressed when:
- Our values are threatened, so we defend them.
- We are anxious, so we need courage.
- We are lonely, lost or stuck, so we connect with others or with ourselves.
- Our goals are on the line, so we take action.
- We make the same mistakes, so we have to learn.
By learning which stressors trigger you, you can look for ways to cope with them, reduce stress and create more resilience. As a certified Life & Business coach, I can guide you through this process.
How the millennial coach can help you with stress in everyday life?
Living a life without stress symptoms is impossible, so it is useful to find methods to learn to deal with that stress. When you are working with me, I will guide you towards your goal with tailor-made tools offered through a digital learn environment that you can blend-in in your everyday life.
To reduce stress, you might want to better manage your time, care less about your phone and email, prioritize tasks, focus better, face challenges confidentially, stand up for yourself, seek social support instead of withdrawing, or find meaning in your suffering.
Your process with me, will be as following:
- You learn to recognize your stressors.
- You learn to recognize the way you deal with stress now (coping mechanisms).
- You start looking for better ways to deal with your stressors.
- You practice and experiment with better coping skills in everyday life.
Do you want to know more about stress and what you can do about it?
Psychologist Thijs Launspach (1988) explains what stress is, how it works and affects millennials, and a few simple things you can do in your daily life to reduce stress.