Emotional control techniques for stress

Emotional control techniques for stress

Emotional control techniques that will help you overcome stress

Most entrepreneurs are under very stressful situations most of the time, this is a physical and mental state that can impulse you to reach your goals, but it can also be harmful when it is not handled the right way, so in this article we will show you emotional control techniques that will help you leading with stress.

“If you do not handle stress and allow you to handle your life, you can damage your business, your personal life and your health, as stress is related with serious diseases, so it is important to find your way to handle it correctly”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.

There are three main stress phases:

  1. Alert – When your organism is prepared to produce as much energy as needed to solve a situation.
  2. Adaptation – When you are continuously under stressful situations.
  3. Exhaustion – When your stress is chronic and you feel anxious, your body will start responding with health problems.

There are multiple emotional control techniques that will help you control your stress levels. Here are some suggestions you might want to practice:

  • Deep breathing – Breathing deeply constantly will help you control your physiological reactions. Inspire deeply and count to 4, hold your breath counting to 4, let the air out while you count to 8.
  • Controlling your thoughts – When you start feeling nervous or anxious, it is important to identify your negative thoughts and turn them into positive ones.
  • Muscle relaxation – Sitting down in a comfortable position, closing your eyes and relaxing all the muscles in your body slowly will decrease the levels of stress considerably.

“As an entrepreneur, it is hard to avoid being under stressful situations every day, but it is important to know how to control it instead of letting it control you”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Stress and its consequences

Stress and its consequencesStress and its consequences to health

Daily, we face too many labor challenges that lead you to a constant state of stress, which can bring serious consequences to health that might even be irreversible.

“Of course, actual life demands us to live in a much accelerated rhythm, but we should never forget that health goes first, that is why it is extremely important to take rests and decelerate every day before stress gets to beat us”, was the opinion of Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Here are some of the health consequences that you can face by staying in a constant state of stress:

  • Body ache: One of the most frequent aches caused by stress are usually on shoulders, waist and neck, this is not only a consequence of a bad posture on the chair used by so many hours by a worker, but also for the tension of the body.
  • Exhaustion: Stress can also carry a state of boredom, frustration and excessive fatigue, this might also cause a worker to lose interest on his daily tasks.
  • Headache: Another common symptom is headache, caused by the excessive concentration that a person might put on his tasks, as well as the extra effort to do all his work before the day ends, but be careful as a headache can also be caused by a need of glasses, or by not using the correct eyeglasses.
  • Obesity: Labor stress can cause weight problems in a person, as most people just have a few times during the working hours, which makes them eat fast and unhealthy meals.

“Some people think stress is “normal”, as it helps a person to be alert during the day, but stress is more serious than it seems and it is hard to control and, at the end, it can bring consequences to health, so it is very important to try to accomplish all daily goals but without letting stress to get hold on any of us”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.