7 Great Tips for Dealing with Conflict & Stress! 

 

Demanding lives will never be totally stress free — and that’s OK! Experts agree that the right amount of stress can fuel your energy level, creativity, and productivity.  The trick is learning how to operate at your personal optimum stress level, while protecting yourself from dangerous overstress. Attend any of our rewarding seminars coming to your area and gain the skills you need to take control of your life and reduce stress! 

 

  1. Take time for daily prayer and quiet time.  This will center you on God walking with you and handling the challenges in partnership with you. (John 16:33b In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” NIV)
  2. Eat for energy and focus. Use caffeine in moderation.  Fruit and water are more energizing than caffeine.
  3. Exercise, get up and move around. Movement clears your mind and helps you stay alert. Make sure you get your R&R. Avoid stimulants and alcohol at night. Practice consciously relaxing your muscles and clear your mind.
  4. Take plenty of good, deep breaths. It may sound simple, but focusing on your breathing can help when you need to relax, concentrate, or calm down.
  5. Get yourself in the mood with music. Classical music can boost productivity and harmony.  Keep a personal journal.
  6. Conduct a quick reality-check. Is this situation or pressure just temporary? How important is it? Are you over-reacting? Can you do anything about it? Learn to accept situations that you cannot control.
  7. Take steps to cool down a hot situation. When someone is looking for a fight, defuse their anger – listen without interruption, try to understand their viewpoint, find one thing you can agree with, ignore cheap shots, keep a confident, calm manner, and focus on something you have in common. (Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. NIV)
Advertisements