Who among us has not experienced stress and anxiety? Caused by adverse or demanding circumstances, this state of mental or emotional strain is a far more common than we think. And with the current pandemic and economic crisis, it’s more important than ever to learn how to manage your stress effectively and make it work in your favour.
By definition, stress is simply “a preconditioned response to stimuli”. Each person has a unique way of reacting to events, which means that all the pressure and tension you experience is actually caused by you.
The good news is, you can take charge of it once you know how. Reviewing how stress impacts your life, what causes it and how you deal with it can be a valuable exercise – and help you minimise or eliminate stress entirely. Executive coach and body language expert Suzanne Masefield discusses some practical ways you can cope with it.