Is there A solution for a stress-free life?
Everybody goes through periods where stress claims a negative role. We all know that life without stress is impossible and maybe even undesirably but sometimes it goes beyond our head.
No standard solution
For continuous stress, there is not a ‘One Size Fits All’ solution. In the interaction between a person and his/her environment there are always factors that eventually determine if and how a pattern of continuous stress occurs or how it can be broken. To get a good insight on these factors it is useful to use a personal stress profile. In the development from stressful situations to actual stress related problems, elements such as personality, social skills, convictions, self-management, social support and lifestyle play a role.
Use a personal plan
To create a plan of approach it is good if you work from a personal profile that contains all these elements. This way it will become clear what already goes right in the field of personal stress management, but it also points out the biggest challenges. From my experience in coaching people while addressing continuous stress I can state that the influence of lifestyle on stress remains ‘neglected’ with many people while this is indeed one of the important challenges when increasing stress resistance.
To change the lifestyle is difficult!
If you really want to change your lifestyle, this requires a change of habits. And people do not really like this. It is more efficient to fulfil life mainly from routine practices. Breaking these routines costs therefore a lot of ‘strength’. From a process of awareness, a start can be made with personal targets and corresponding actions. Here the challenge is to align the targets and actions as well as possible with the personal preferences and opportunities.