Ways of Identifying your Personal Stress Triggers

There is that type of stress that kicks in whenever you want to make a public toast or give a public speech. The thought of getting embarrassed makes you more determined to stay clear-minded and sharp. Chronic stress, however, can often have harmful effects on your health. Chronic stress is also a known gateway to depression and also raises your blood pressure which may result in heart attacks. It is normally habitual, so it takes time to get rid of it. Identifying what triggers it is the first step towards a happier mind.

Keep a stress diary


Jot down everything which can stress you out during the day. Whether it is your boss’s voice, the lady who cuts the queue when you are running late, traffic or the slow waiter. It does not have been rational, but you need to note it down. You can also need to score every situation on a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being the most stressful. The idea is to look at the amount of stress that you can handle each day. When you have done this, it is likely you will realize how much or how soon you should seek stress management techniques.

Stress patterns

After diligently noting down everything for two weeks, it is time to look at the patterns. Check out what has stressed you out most. If supposing it was the slow waiter then ask yourself if it was because you were already late or your general attitude that intensely annoyed you. If you were late for an appointment, then start 10 minutes earlier. Try this a few times to see if you feel better taking your coffee. If it does not work, then change your coffee shop.

Deep-rooted stress triggers

Some people seem to deal with this easily with their bosses being arrogant, but some cannot, you cannot tolerate it, and so it aggravates you daily for reasons you do not know. In these instances, it is useful to go through your stress issues with the help of a counselor. The other option is making use of guided meditation with certified practitioners.

Stress controlling thoughts

stressthoughtsThoughts may become feelings fast and then what follows negative feelings is normally anger and stress. For instance, colleagues may make remarks that sound hurtful and nasty to you. You fail to deal with it at the moment when it gets in your mind festering. You are angry and feel let down and cannot believe that you have to work with these people every day. You probably are home losing sleep over this, and you cannot do anything since it is t night.

When thoughts of such colleagues come to mind, cut them off immediately. It can try coming back, so you have to be alert and keep cutting it off.

It is vital to identify your stress triggers to help work on your stressful situation.…