How to Combat Stress - Stress Management Tips

Dr. Purushothaman
October 16, 2013

A lot of my clients come to me and they're just like the rest of us; they have a big life. They're up to things and they're taking things on. When you get a lot of projects going, it's so easy to get stressed.

There are physical ways to combat stress. There's exercise, diet,"Online Meditation" things like that. 100 percent, yes. Do all that. But I'm not going to focus on those. The most effective way to combat stress is just to realize that stress is an illegitimate response to danger that doesn't even exist in your life.

See, the drunk monkey in your head is trying to keep you safe, trying to keep you alive. How's it doing that? Well, it's examining the situation. It's saying, "That's wrong. That shouldn't be like that. This needs to change." The drunk monkey is insane. The drunk monkey thinks that your life is broken. So, what it's doing is it's pumping your body full of adrenaline, and adrenaline gets your body tense, gets the muscles moving, and we experience this as stress.

If you can just begin to recognize that your life is not broken, implement some attitudes of gratitude. Maybe start doing the 10/10 visualization process, or using the gratitude intention and delegation process. You can find both of those on my blog if you type in 10/10 visualization or or gratitude intention. You'll find the process there.

You want to get the mind into a mode where it's not relating to the world like, "Everything is broken. You're going down the tubes." If you can start to see that none of that is truth, then your stress is going to go away and you're going to go back to a state of bliss again. And that's what I want for you. I want to help you do that, okay?

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