If you aren’t ready aware it is important that you understand the damage which stress can have on both your body and your mind. It is often referred to as the silent killer and we are just beginning to learn how viscous stress can really be. Life is stressful in many different ways and it is on us to be able to deal with that stress is the right way. When our coping mechanisms fail us or we overload them with too much stress, we can end up in great trouble and the consequences can be mental health problems and even heart and respiratory issues.
My good friend George Ammar is someone that I know with a stressful job, he is CPA certified and is the founder and owner of Ohio CFO LLC. George S Ammar works long hours and is under great pressure in his role, in spite of this however, he never appears to be stressed. I got in touch with my buddy and asked him what he does to deal with stress.
The first thing that George tells me about his ability to deal with stress is that he wouldn’t be able to were it not for his healthy lifestyle and his regular exercise. Through living this way George tells me that he is able to build up a certain resilience to stress, and on days when he doesn’t exercise he is more likely to feel the pressure. Much of this can be put down to the chemicals in the brain that are released when you exercise, that give you more control and increased ability to think and make decisions.
The best stress reliever as far as George is concerned is his kids and he tells me that arriving home and getting a big cuddle from them can often melt the stresses of life away. What is more powerful he tells me is when he looks at his children and realizes that they are living in their own little happy world, this he says is what makes hime realize that the stuff which he could get stressed about, is really not that important after all.
George tells me that last year he was digging through the app directory on his phone and saw an application for meditation which he though he would try out. He went into it with an open mind and told me that after just a few sessions using the app, he felt far more relaxed and very confident in his decisions and his general way of working. Because of these positive results he decide to continue using the app each day, and he now has a place to go when the stress gets a little bit too much. He refers to this as his emergency stress reliever and he tells me that he is infinitely more relaxed and ablate deal with pressure than he has ever been in his life.
How do you deal with stress? Let us know in the comments.