Try out the Stress Theme in the Thinkladder app here:
Stress is the natural human response to challenges and threats. We all experience it to some degree on a regular basis. However, if our stress becomes chronic, it can have a massive impact on our well-being.
To ease our stress, we can start by identifying the limiting beliefs that are feeding into our stress cycle. These could be something like ‘I will never have what it takes to navigate stressful situations.’ or ‘Stress is the only rational response to stressful situations.’ Once we have identified these beliefs, we can then replace them with different ideas that lead us to a place of emotional regulation and calm.
If stress is affecting your life to a noticeable degree, then the ‘Stress’ theme in the Thinkladder app is just for you.
Insights from the ‘Stress’ Theme
Practical tips for managing stress:
Identify the source: The first step in managing stress is to identify the source of it. What triggers your stress? Is it work, relationships, finance, health-related issues, or something else? Once you know the source, you can take steps to manage it.
Prioritise self-care: Taking care of yourself is key to managing stress. Give yourself a healthy diet, get enough sleep, and engage in activities that you enjoy.
Practise mindfulness: Mindfulness involves focusing on the present moment without judgement. It can be a tricky skill to master, but the benefits are invaluable. Consider practising mindfulness meditation, or doing an activity that you know helps you to feel grounded. If you’re stuck on where to start, Thinkladder has a selection of audio practices to choose from.
Manage time effectively: Poor time management can contribute to stress levels. Prioritise tasks and make a plan to manage your time effectively to reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Exercise regularly: Getting your body moving can help reduce stress levels. Exercise releases endorphins into the bloodstream. It also reduces muscle tension, and improves your overall physical health,
Seek social support: Spending time with friends and loved ones can help reduce stress levels. Talking with someone you trust can also help you gain perspective and find solutions.
Consider seeking professional help: If you’re having trouble managing stress on your own, consider seeking professional help. A mental health professional can help you identify underlying issues that may be contributing to your stress. They can also support you in learning new coping strategies.
Challenge unhelpful beliefs: Stress is frequently fuelled by unhelpful beliefs. Use Thinkladder to identify what unhelpful beliefs might be to blame, and challenge them with uplifting, empowering Insights.
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