Stress management is considered to be an important aspect of surviving and thriving in our ability to cope with the stresses and strains of living in the 21st century. With many aspects of life getting faster and greater efficiencies being asked for, any one of us can start feeling the strain and struggle to keep up. Much of the responsibility for a faster pace of life has come with the proliferation of computers in homes and the access of the internet for all members of the family. We have become used to ordering goods and services and expectation of rapid delivery. You might conclude that the internet has led to a less tolerant attitude towards slow or bad service.
The world of the future was predicted to have more leisure time because of the efficiencies made in automating processes and procedures. However these faster ways have not led to a more relaxed society and if anything, more pressure can be experienced today to try to keep up than a generation ago.
There is no doubt that most people manage to cope with the pace of life most of the time. Weekend breaks and longer holidays help to provide some much needed rest time. Yet with the advent of smart phones, and emails facilities available worldwide, our occupations and colleagues can still manage to reach us to let us know that they need to attend to an urgent matter of business. Whether you have left the office for the day or are on holiday, you are still expected to take phone calls, respond to voice messages and answer emails.
Is it any wonder that we can feel stressed even after coming back from holiday. If you are unable to switch off mentally from work or business, than you might as well still be in the office. Self employed people who have a home office can suffer similar pulls on their time. They can’t quite switch off at the end of the day and may feel compelled to continually check their email.
If any of the above situations apply to you, then you will benefit from taking control and utilising stress management techniques. Stress management is more than just about controlling stress. It is about prevention. There are many illnesses (ulcers, hypertension, heart attacks) that can be caused by long-term stress. Prevention is better than cure.
Learning a relaxation method such as self hypnosis can be your salvation. Self hypnosis can be an important element of your healthier life style and your stress management too. Self hypnosis is the regular practice of a simply relaxation method than anyone can learn easily and benefit from. All it needs is between 5 to 20 minutes per day to achieve a calmer and more relaxed disposition. By the way, if you are already saying that you don’t have the time to look after your needs for 20 minutes than you are in more need of a change of lifestyle than you think you are.
Arguments in your home life are often a sign of stress. A sudden death of a dear one, illness, a reduction in your income, larger bills, a car accident and more can all be part of what makes us feel we can’t cope anymore. Do you really want to end up on antidepressants, or over-indulging with alcohol or drugs to provide some escape from stress and anxiety? If you are already having those glasses of wine or a few beers are night then you already know you are feeling stressed and need to do something about it. Self hypnosis can help you do that and in a healthier way and be part of your success with stress management.
For a few moments imagine how it feel to be more calm and relaxed. You might recall the feelings you have had from relaxing on a beach on holiday or going for a walk on a sunny day. Those feelings of relaxation that help give you a better sense of perspective can be achieved in self hypnosis. So that when other people lose their temper and control you remain an oasis of tranquillity and calm. There will be other benefits of your new found ability to relax including a better night’s sleep, better tolerance and improved relationships. Your effectiveness and efficiency can improve too as you make less mistakes and better decisions. Just for 5 to 20 minutes a day practising self hypnosis the results can be more than worth the effort to gain a healthier and happier life.