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 fifth and final 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 #5: Reinforce and Strengthen stress control management responses
Finally, combining and practicing these techniques with a more positive mindset and a goal of confining as much debilitating stress as possible, will safeguard your ability to present your true and best self! In reality, stress doesn’t disappear, but through this process it can be compartmentalized and quieted enough to let true personal skills and talents shine through, within a more authentically positive and managed mindset. This process evolves so that stress doesn’t control you. Instead, you take control of its power for optimal performance.
See Strategies for Managing Stress | Part 1, Strategies for Managing Stress | Part 2, Strategies for Managing Stress | Part 3 and Strategies for Managing Stress | Part 4 for the other four installments in this series!
Geri Brehm, Senior Associate Director of Career Advising and Mentoring, reveals her strategies for managing stress in a 5 part blog series.