Stress less

stress free zone

Yep, you guessed it, It’s been a bit of a stressful week. There’s been lots to do, not enough time and I’ve had to deal with stressed out colleagues, which makes the situation even worse.

Stress is something I always thought I dealt with well because it usually spurs me into action. But lately I’ve been noticing that instead of (or maybe in addition to) being pro-active, I also have a tendency to freak out when I’m under pressure. I won’t sleep, I can’t stop turning things over in my head and I get teary or snarky – which isn’t great because that then stresses out others!

Being on the receiving end of another person’s anxiety this week has helped me to be more aware of my own reaction to stress and how it affects those around me. It’s not a pleasant experience, so I’m going to try to manage my stress levels better from now on. I’m interested to know how you guys manage being under pressure – have you got any pro tips to share?

xx Steph

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  • It’s true that when we are under pressure, it’s easy to lose our focus from time to time! So it’s important to calm down and say that everything is going to be ok, like it always does! Your thoughts have strength, so use them wisely! You can also imagine yourself in the future, having everything done properly and with success, feel it and then trust the universe that it will bring you the best people and circumstances to get things done, before you even realise it! 🙂

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • Those are such wise words Diana! I go through this cycle all the time and in a stressful moment, it’s so easy to forget about the end result and positive thinking – I’m definitely going to be more mindful about that in the future. 🙂

  • I present stress in EXACTLY the same way. Truthfully, I’m the last person on earth to hand out advice on stress, but what I try to do is to think of someone in my life who handles stress well and ask myself what they would do in my situation (that person is my boyfriend, btw). It usually helps, but again, I’m a stress monster D:

    • Oh it’s so good that your other half is the calm one – I’m the same way and my husband is always the one to be all chill. I don’t know how he does it, but thinking about what he would do in a stressful situation is definitely good advice – thanks so much Amy!