Stress is something which is common at executive level, and some leaders are more able to deal with it effectively than others. The good news is, everyone can become better at stress management and our strategic leadership programmes often deal with such issues. This article gives 7 ways to get your stress levels under control. Our brains are built to re-mould, to develop. Try to build some of these strategies into your development to build resilience.
Researchers at Yale University found that stress reduces the volume of grey matter in the areas of the brain responsible for self-control. So experiencing stress actually makes it more difficult to deal with future stress because it diminishes your ability to take control of the situation, manage your stress and keep things from getting out of control. A vicious cycle if there ever was one. ."The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." -William James Luckily, the plasticity of the brain allows it to mold, change, and rebuild damaged areas as you practice new behaviors. So implementing healthy stress-relieving techniques can train your brain to handle stress more effectively and decrease the likelihood of ill effects from stress in the future.