According to a study done by HERO group on 46,026 workers, those employees whose stress went unmanaged had 46% higher medical costs than those who had a means of managing stress. This study also showed that unmanaged stress was the second leading cause of rising health care costs.
There’s plenty of advice out there for managing stress yet few instantly convert the root cause of the stress until now.
Stress management at work. It’s not about management, it’s about conversion.
Now that science is finally proving the wisdom of the centuries, anything is possible!
If you’re tired of dealing with stress, looking for ways to relieve stress, or ways of coping with stress, why not try leveraging stress to fuel your projects, employees and environments.
Three innovative steps for converting Stress into Success
1. Presume a mindset that stress is simply energy. Energy isn’t good or bad until we assign meaning to it, or the experience surrounding it. Try this now!
Think of someone or something that causes you stress. Now, rather than focusing on the story you have assigned to this someone or something, say these word, “I assign no meaning to this, I assign no meaning to this, I assign no meaning to this.
Next, click your heals three times. You should no longer be in the same place. Maybe you’re even in Kansas! The point being you should feel some relief because you should have discharged some of the energy around the situation simply by placing your attention on a different story.
2. Take control of the stress. DO this now! Take the emotion that is most present when you focused on the stressor above. Say it’s anxiety, anger or fear. Using your breathe blow that emotion into the palms of your hands to form a softball or tennis ball like shape. After you’ve really breathed out all of that emotion into the ball of choice, feel how hard that ball is. NOW, notice how you feel.
The fear, anger and anxiety is now on the OUTSIDE. Yeah, you’ve regained control. NEXT, depending upon which sport you choose, see yourself with a baseball bat or tennis racquet. NOW go ahead and throw the ball in the air and whack it! Notice what happens to the ball, where does it go, what does it do, does it change shape, does it change color. Continue to whack that ball until you feel like the ball is totally different than when you started. Congratulations, you’ve converted your stress, your fear, anger and anxiety. You should feel so much better. Take a breath!
This stress or energy is now usable in another form. So what do you wish to do with all that extra energy? Go forth and be productive! and have fun! Rinse and repeat as needed.
3. Change Your Language. Rather than saying, “I’m so stressed out”, trying saying, “I’m so successed out”. Now say it with great enthusiasm. This sends a message to the body that you feel good, and therefore you will begin to behave differently…more productively, more focused, more inspired. Go on, try it now…I’m so successed out, I’m so successed out, I’m successed out! Did you remember to click your heals three times too? Well, I hope you’re feeling better… now go enjoy your work!