“95 percent of people believe they are self-aware, but the real number is 12 to 15 percent”The Importance of Self-Awareness with Tasha Eurich
Dealing With Stress Through Self-Awareness and Understanding Your Feelings
Stress is a common experience, especially during times of uncertainty. It can manifest in physical sensations, such as headaches and muscle tension, rashes, neck pain, or emotional symptoms like anxiety and irritability. Learning to identify your own stressors and how they affect you can help you better manage your stress levels. Dealing with stress through self-awareness means being aware of your feelings and understanding how to cope with them.
Identifying the source of your stress is the first step to managing it. We all know when something stressful has happened—but it’s important to recognize that not all sources are immediately evident. For example, if you find yourself feeling unusually stressed after a meeting, it may be because you felt disrespected or invalidated during the conversation. To recognize these subtler triggers, take a few moments afterward to reflect on what happened and how it made you feel.
Understanding Your Feelings
Once you become aware of your emotions, you can begin to understand them better. Ask yourself: “What is causing me to feel this way? How can I take care of myself in this moment?” These questions can help us identify how to cope with stress more effectively.
The goal here is not to eliminate all stress from your life. The goal is to learn how to manage your stress in healthy ways so that it doesn’t overwhelm you or make you sick. You know that taking breaks throughout the day, engaging in physical activity, meditating, and journaling are great ways to maintain emotional balance. Doing the things is the hard part. Is there a habit that you can commit to doing?
You don’t have to go through this alone; reach out for support from friends or family to help you in your commitment to healthy stress-relieving habits.
All in all, self-awareness and understanding your feelings is key to managing your stress levels productively. When you take the time to recognize what causes you stress and you can learn effective ways of dealing with it. We create healthier relationships with ourselves and those around us while setting ourselves up for success both personally and professionally. Taking care of ourselves emotionally is just as important as taking care of ourselves physically; by being mindful of our emotional well-being, we can make sure that we stay healthy both inside and out!
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