How to tame stress related to professional uncertainty?
July 10, 2020
Ah, such a popular word. Stress. I would say that recently popular in these times, but probably every generation said so before, and every time brings a certain amount with it. Stress accompanies us at virtually every step. We can understand him popularly, as associated with stressful situations, or expanding the definition - he is the reaction of our body. I would say a necessary reaction. It is under his influence as a response to external stimuli that our organisms "motivate" themselves to the specific action required. To make the right effort. There are three main responses to stress: fight, defense and so-called "Freezing" in place. Of course, they intuitively relate to the state of physical danger, but they are not only used for that. Stress, of course, can cause a number of other less atavistic stimuli, such as being out of work. That's the kind I'd like to hare in today's post.
Professional insecurity is a threat. Threat of being above all. This is how our body treats this condition. Then, a number of different physiological processes occur in our body. Mechanisms that are energetically "expensive", which often affects our well-being. There are many different ways to combat excess stress. Generally, stress in the amount "just in time" has a motivating effect on us. Its excessive accumulation causes a number of unpleasant consequences that each of us has experienced. Insomnia, excessive sweating, dry mouth, etc. I chose the two most effective methods to deal with this phenomenon:
- Taming. It is a process in which we analyze the source of stress. By describing in detail whether the situation is physically or in mind, we can more easily grasp where the cause really lies. For example, let's take a job interview day. If, decomposing the situation, we conclude that we are well prepared in fact to present that we are the best candidates for the position, we have other reasons. Maybe our shyness in communication? In this way, we narrow the circle of searches for the sources of our medicine and it is easier for us to find the cause.
- Visualisation. I use this method myself and I sincerely recommend it to you, my beloved ones. It consists, as the name suggests, of imagining a stressful situation. For example, the job interview mentioned in the previous example. Let's imagine the course of the conversation, which we can be asked about. We can answer questions in our thoughts or "dry" to the mirror or to a loved one, in the environment of whom we feel relaxed and whom we trust. I also recommend exploring the topic of "autogenic training" for this purpose. They provide a practical guide on how to perform these types of exercises before stressful events, and how to prepare for them best.
It is worth exploring more about stress and how to deal with it. Stress as a natural body reaction is a phenomenon widely described. The more methods we have to fight it, the greater the range of our possibilities to master it and even use it so that it works in our favor!Back