stress management

MANAGING STRESS FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Activities of our daily lives can sometimes become very stressful. When we think of how to manage issues like work, relationships, finance, housing, family and other personal issues all at the same time, our body tends to reach a tipping point.
Stress occurs when you sense or feel that demands placed on you go beyond your ability to cope. Stress can sometimes be a good thing i.e. when it acts as a catalyst to work or to work under pressure. An example of this instance is the energy that enables you to execute a task before a set deadline even when the timing is short. That being said, an extreme amount of stress is unhealthy and should be alleviated. Untreated chronic stress can cause severe health conditions including anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system. Hence it is important that we know how to manage stress.

How do we manage stress?

Know when you are stressed:

Like every illness, stress has its symptoms. Symptoms of stress may include anxiety, back pain, constipation or diarrhea, depression, fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, trouble sleeping or insomnia, problems with relationships, shortness of breath, stiff neck or jaw, upset stomach, weight gain or loss etc.
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6 Necessary Steps toward Reaching Your Goal

As a life coach, I have come to realize that one thing we all have in common is a goal. As a matter of fact, we have goals. We all have one thing or the other in mind that we want to achieve. Whether it’s physical fitness, marital stability, increased work efficiency or even the simple good life, we all want something. How do we go on to achieve our target goals?

Sometimes we get that overwhelming feeling of incompetence and disbelieve in the idea of achieving our dreams and goals. So it is very important that we take the right steps so as to not make a mess of the plans we have made for ourselves.
This article will show you six (6) steps you need to take in order to achieve your set goal. Read more

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Critical Thinking: Understanding the Relationship between Chess and Life.

Today, you’d be reading about a game or perhaps you’d be reading about life. Either way, it’s an eye opener. You would agree with me that critical thinking is a skill set that is needed if you must get the best out of life.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Critical thinking is what happens between lemon and lemonade. Critical thinking is the process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information gathered from or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
To some, this may sound very complex but it is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is pick up a game like Chess. There is no easier way to picture a critical thought process than watching or playing a game of chess. Read more

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The Guide to Creativity is to Stop Learning

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest thinkers of all time once said: “the day you stop learning, you start dying”. Based on that statement, people think it is safe to say that we are in a constant state of learning. Really think about it, are you at every point in time actually learning?

The truth is we are not always learning. Learning is to be informed. This information must come from the interaction with an external body such as nature or another being. The question is if learning is gaining information, then why do we need to learn? Why do we spend the time to gather all of this information?

You see learning can be deliberate and it can be passive. Deliberate learning has to do with the information you choose to acquire as passive learning deals with the information you pick up subconsciously. When you choose to learn about a thing, you do so because you intend to use that information in the future. You intend to get creative with this information that you want to acquire. But creativity isn’t possible without critical thinking. Often times people mistake creativity for learning. This is wrong. Creativity is experimenting (doing something new; not certain about the results).
The result of this experiment, however, is learning.
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how to attain peak performance

Three Incentives for Peak Performance – How to Attain Peak Performance

A performance car is one that is built specifically for speed. A Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is one of such performance cars. Why are cars like this different from other class of cars? The answer is in Engine. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a GT that has a roaring 6.3-litre V12 engine with a whopping 730BHP. For those who don’t know much about engines, this is what gives the Ferrari the horsepower and torque to give you the drive of your life.

You may be wondering why this little car review. Truth is to be an individual looking to attain peak performance at whatever we do, we must see ourselves as cars and understand the kind of engine that drives us. We need to have an idea of what propels us to peak performance.

To have an idea of this incentive, you must ask yourself the most important questions every successful performer has asked. “Why do I do what I do?” Many of us do the things we do for the wrong reasons. These reasons don’t give us enough drive. I have heard people say “I do it for the money”. What happens in a setting where there isn’t as much finance, they become less efficient. I.e. they decrease in performance rate.

I don’t know why you do what you do, but to attain peak performance at it, you need to know that there are only three(3) answers to these questions that will be able to give you the required horsepower and torque for peak performance. These are the right incentives for peak performance. Read more