Looking for simple and powerful stress management tips? You’re in luck because 29K has just released a page specifically for that! The mental health nonprofit is passionate about helping you live life healthier and with more confidence.
While stress is a good thing, constant stress is not. Stress is part of our survival instinct, triggering our “fight-or-flight” response so that we can react quickly to danger. When we are stressed, our body primes itself to do something drastic - whether that’s run for miles for hours or attack the bad guy and hope for the best.
In modern times, however, stress is not as easily noticeable, despite the fact that we still feel it. Today, being stressed typically means either eating our feelings (or not eating at all), or becoming snappy to the waiter who was just a tiny bit slower than what we wanted.
Being chronically stressed is also highly dangerous to your health, but what can you do to manage it? If you’ve been pulling out your hair and being stressed over being stressed, there is a solution out there for you.
Open-sourced mental health nonprofit, 29K, has a resource dedicated to stress management. The page discusses what stress is, how it can be useful in certain situations, and the difference between good stress and bad stress.
The landing page, aptly called “How to manage stress?”, guides you on proper stress management. Contrary to popular belief, stress is a necessary emotion that keeps us alive. However, it can become harmful when it is continually experienced at a high degree. Chronic stress triggers a multitude of physiological responses in the body, not least of which is the overproduction of cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol can damage the immune system, making individuals more vulnerable to disease.
Check out the new page at https://29k.org/how-to-manage-stress
29K has also added three stress management courses that are available through its app, one each tackling meaning-making in a crisis, dealing with stress, and coping with crisis. The courses are intended to help you understand the tell-tale signs of chronic unhealthy stress, such as muscle tension, loss or increase of appetite, constant feeling of irritation, increased anxiety, and unexplained fatigue, among other things.
If you are suffering from chronic stress, it is important that you take immediate steps to manage it. 29K explains that stress occurs when the demands and expectations of a certain situation far exceed the perceived resources available. The goal then is to adjust or clarify the demands and expectations to reduce the amount of stress felt.
One of the best ways to achieve this is to realistically rank priorities. 29k encourages you to take a deep breath and objectively consider all the tasks that need to be accomplished and when. Stressed individuals often do not know where to start, which creates a vicious cycle. As such, 29k recommends creating a to-do list that ranks each task as either important, urgent or a combination of the two.
29k has compiled a simple four-quadrant chart on its webpage that you can use to plot your tasks in order. Tasks that are both important and urgent should be accomplished as soon as possible. Categorizing tasks this way reduces feelings of overwhelm and will help you manage your time better.
The landing page also elaborates on other simple and powerful stress management techniques, such as setting clear boundaries, reducing interruptions, and taking real breaks.
29K is an open-sourced nonprofit that offers psychological tools for mental health, inner development, and civic leadership at no cost. The group believes that individuals can make more informed decisions about their health when they are given the proper resources. The app is a scalable solution that enables lasting personal development.
With over 126,000 users and an average rating of 4.8 from +2,500 users on Appstore/GooglePlay, the 29K approach has already proven to scale a shift in how people see themselves, others, and the world.
Go to https://29k.org/how-to-manage-stress so you can learn more.