Dealing with stress more effectively

How do you react under pressure? Which signals do you recognize?

We all have developed our own ways of coping successfully with stressful situations. To protect ourselves and hide our insecurity. Some might react irritated or sarcastic in an exciting situation, where others remains too nice or tries to hide their discomfort by giggling nervously or talking too quickly.

To discover the reactions to stressful situations of your clients, coachees, participants, employees, or yourself in a very accessible way, we have developed the coaching cards; Stress! Do you recognize the signs?. Using the 50 beautifully illustrated coaching cards enables you to quickly identify your protection mechanisms. Use of the provided exercise included in the card deck, or with the help of the exercises you’ll find here on the website to get started more effectively with stressful situations.

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Feeling Irritated

We’ve all had days where things go wrong from the moment the alarm buzzes.

Just imagine: you toss and turn all night, and wake up exhausted, cursing the neighbors for the far-too-loud house party that went on till 4.

You head downstairs to the smell of pancakes (“Oh, my partner cooked me breakfast!”) and are met with pancakes plus…a massive pile of dirty pots and pans. Feeling rather like a victim, you hold your tongue and clean it up moodily.

It takes ages, of course, and at work, you have to rush to finish that time-urgent project. But you can’t think straight because your colleague won’t stop chatting (“Yes, sure, sounds interesting Bob,” you grimace) so when finally, the printer jams…you explode.

We all feel irritable sometimes, and sometimes it’s quite justified. But when you feel like you’re constantly battling with irritability, it’s time to face the problem.

Irritability is a sign of stress, and there are far more effective ways to manage it.

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Stress Cards Exercises

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How to use the
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Listen to your
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Break your response to stress

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You can find more exercises on our ever growing cards of the week page or on our blog. The posts include three exercises specific to that card.

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