Keeping on top when the pressure is on

It’s been a while since I’ve done a mindfulness post so here it goes. Page 12 of the pocketbook talks about how to keep on top of pressure and not to get too stressed. Small amounts of stress are actually beneficial to us, however too much has a detrimental effect on our immune system, making cell mutation more likely. 

“You can do anything but not everything.” – David Allen

“You’re caught up with what you haven’t done and what you’ve yet to do.”

To put this into practise you must acknoledge that  you are being overwhelmed. This doesnt mean that you have to accept and resign yourself to being stressed. You simply accept how you feel, before thinking how you can manage. By not fighting you can engage the reasoning part of your brain and find a solution.

You need to get some breathing space. Take two or three minutes to stop what you are doing and focus on breathing. This gives you a chance to collect and clarify your thoughts. When your busy it is recommended that you try to do this two to three times a day. These breaks give your mind time to digest and mentally process whats happening.  

 

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