burnout, exhaustion – don't let things get that far. Read how to avoid getting
stressed out:1. Practice mental training
based on the Enkelmann method. Imagine you are walking down a flight of
stairs. With your eyes closed, count backwards from 10 to 0. Breathe in
and out deeply and evenly.
2. Practice conscious autosuggestion
to improve your ability to concentrate, since "concentration focuses on
vital energy". Replace negative suggestions like "You can't do that",
"That's impossible" with new, positive impulses.
3. Practice "stress management"
: Mark out your personal aims in life and give more time to areas of
your life that you have previously neglected (e.g.: partner, family,
friends). Your work-life balance should be as well-adjusted as
possible. Your private life is an important "energy source" and is thus
the best prevention against nervousness, burnout, or anxiety.
4. Replace bad habits
with positive new ones: Consciously take responsibility for yourself.
Begin with your health: Eat a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly,
practice sport moderately, don't overindulge in alcohol, stop smoking,
make sure that you get sufficient sleep, treat yourself to a relaxing
Laughing activates the body's "happiness hormones", the endorphins. The
formation of stress hormones is reduced, while the formation of immune
system strengthening B and T cells is stimulated. Free cancer
prevention that also has a harmonizing effect and makes you happy.
6. Be optimistic:
Try to see something positive in every situation, even in failures.
Optimists live longer, are healthier and happier. A positive attitude
to life can even boost production of the neurotransmitter serotonin
that has the ability to destroy cancer cells.
7. Make sure that you take enough breaks:
Breaks are important to "let off steam". If you are continuously under
a lot of pressure, you often don't notice that your blood pressure is
also rising, that your organs are working at "full speed ahead" and
that it is only a matter of time before you will experience a
stress-related illness. Therefore, factor in a few breaks – and
make sure that you actually take them. Use the break for a short
relaxation exercise (e.g. the "stairs exercise"). Just ten minutes
"switching off" can help against nervous anxiety and performance
8. Become a "wise egotist":
Every now and then take a few hours just for yourself, simply for
leisure or whatever else that you really enjoy. Learn to say "no" and
take some "time out". Egotists never suffer from stress – wise
egotists make sure that things never reach that stage.