Do you ever lie awake at night, going over in your head all of the things you are stressed about? Do you ever worry about what is on the schedule for the next day, or the next week? Some people tend to worry more at night, and others spend their mornings stressing about what’s to come. When anxiety, stress, and worry hit there are many different things that can help you get back on track. Some people do well with lists, making a list of their “To Do’s” allow them to visualize what they need to get done, putting the highest priorities at the top, and then crossing them out gives the sense of accomplishment to better tackle the next item.
There are those that are able to take a quick break, walk around the office, take a ‘breather’ and that is all they need to be able to bring their focus back to what is needed. Does being able to visualize yourself completing the task work best? Maybe counting to 10 in your head helps a quick reset when stress arises.
Melanie Greenberg at Psychology Today, gives us a few tips on how to get back on track when you feel your stress has derailed the success of your day.
- Slow things down
- Get the green
- Stand upright
- Try to see your stress as a challenge