Feeling a bit stressed?

I love reading Geoffrey James’s articles. Here’s one on ways to conquer stress (link to: inc.com).

My favourite tips and what I like doing:

  • cultivating a tactile hobby
  • getting a therapeutic massage
  • limiting my exposure to violent media (I’ve never liked violent films and computer games anyway)
  • taking a walk outside in nature
  • meditating
  • scheduling time to concentrate on one task.

(I just needed to check that apostrophe after “James’s” again. Here’s the rule: If a proper name ends with an s, you can add just the apostrophe or an apostrophe and an s.)

 

How to stay cool, calm and collected

What can we do in the middle of a challenging or frustrating situation to stop our current thinking pattern? Cesar L. Rodriguez tells us to use a technique from NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) called “pattern interrupt”. So when we’re in annoying situation, we should try rubbing our chins and asking ourselves, “What else could this mean?”. The brain will change from a frustrated to an inquisitive mode and will start focusing on answering the question we have just asked.
Listen to Cesar explaining the technique here.