From my experience as an executive coach, I have found there are those individuals whose temperament naturally allows them to manage their stress better than others. But for the majority of us, managing stress is a learned process that needs focused attention, coaching guidance, and practice. The first step involves recognizing that you are stressed. This often helps you better confront the situation and begin to make the changes needed to interject interval renewal processes.
Below is the third of 5 basic strategies which can help you unpack and dispel excess stress and self-doubt, while building the disciplined attention to confine excessive stress and achieve maximum performance.
Strategy #3: Consolidate the positive
By refocusing on all that you have accomplished, the haunting stress and doubt are quieted and the nagging fears don’t seem so large. With this reframe of your point-of-view toward the reality of your real value and strong set of skills, self-doubt stress levels diminish, and are transformed into a more optimal stress level, which can be used to harness and center your energies.
Geri Brehm, Senior Associate Director of Career Advising and Mentoring, reveals her strategies for managing stress in a 5 part blog series.