FROM STRESS TO SUCCESS

Woman’s Day Magazine NZ|July 6, 2020

FROM STRESS TO SUCCESS
Here’s how to clear your mind and make a positive change, according to body language expert SUZANNE MASEFIELD
SUZANNE MASEFIELD

Reviewing how stress impacts your life, what causes it and how you deal with it can be a valuable exercise – and help you minimise or eliminate the stress entirely. Executive coach and body language expert Suzanne Masefield explains...

WHAT IS STRESS?

By definition, stress is simply “a preconditioned response to stimuli”. Each person has a unique way of reacting to events, which means that all the stress you experience is actually caused by you – and you can take charge of it once you know-how.

We all have deadlines to meet, payments to make, people to answer to and things to get done. Usually when the amount of time and effort required is more than we have, we feel stressed. This can manifest itself through anger, anxiety, guilt, confusion and fear. Though we all feel stressed at times, there’s actually no such thing as a fundamentally stressful situation. It all really depends on how we feel and respond. Once you understand this, it gives you power – you can work on it and reduce any stress you feel.

WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT?

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July 6, 2020