Stress Tools: Hammer, Screwdriver, and Compass

We have all experienced stress at some level and at some point in life.
Some experience it daily, while others experience it more rarely. Why do we experience stress so differently?
We often use the word “stressed” when we might actually mean “busy.”
Is being busy the same as being stressed?
When we talk about stress, we often talk about the cause or why we got stressed.
In my opinion, we should talk about how I can equip myself best to avoid getting stressed or, if I am already stressed, how to get rid of it.

There are so many skilled and good practitioners to choose from. Fortunately, they all have the same goal: for you to feel better.
We encounter setbacks and we encounter successes. We tend not to have or use the right tools when things go wrong. Wouldn’t it be great to have a toolbox for what you face?

We have tools for stress. Tools that we can document as effective.

Our bodies are amazing; they let us know when something is not right.
Just like an oil lamp that lights up on a car’s dashboard.
Your body tells you: “I’m having trouble sleeping, I can’t focus on what is being said, I can’t remember what I need to, my heart is racing, my hands are sweaty, I feel restless in my stomach, I shrug my shoulders up to my ears, I have muscle aches, I have a short fuse…” The list can go on because we are all so different. We react differently.
We all have a lamp that lights up on our body’s dashboard in the form of physical reactions.
And fortunately, it gives us a message. We should listen to it.
But it also requires that you know what to DO…
If you don’t know that, you don’t have the tool to fix it. And you don’t know what you don’t know. :-)
You can’t use a hammer for a screw, and you can’t use a screwdriver for a nail.

Simple tools also exist for stress.
Wouldn’t it be great to know which tool to use?
We have simple and incredibly effective tools for stress.

We need to take stress seriously; otherwise, WHO will be right: stress will become the biggest public health issue.
We can do something, YOU can do something.
We can prevent stress, so it becomes something we handle well, rather than something that overwhelms us.

Statement from If Insurance:
“In order to become better at navigating a sometimes turbulent everyday life and find meaning in the present moment, we have chosen to offer the course JUST STRAIN – NO STRESS to employees whose compass needs a check-up.
The results for the first 75 employees are impressive. Everyone has gained renewed insight and understanding of why their compass had deviated slightly and what each of them can do to regain their course and work joy. The investment is minimal, but the effect is enormous. Everyone should regularly check their compass, not least to become better at listening to the body’s signals. Therefore, we will continue to offer this course at If.”
Jesper Askjær / Manager of If Academy

Does your company also want to take stress seriously and get tools that can help you and your employees?
We have extensive experience in implementing stress courses in companies, which strengthens a shared culture and understanding within the company. By having the same frame of reference, we can help each other avoid unnecessary stress.

Contact MINDstrain’s Norwegian contact: [email protected]

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