Whatever reason or circumstance may have caused you to be late or under pressure, it is best not to rush or be frantic about it. High anxiety and stress can break your body down over time, mentally, physically and emotionally, leading to diseases.
Stress can cause both the body and the brain to react differently. Mistakes are made more frequently, and harder to correct. This might mean you took the wrong train, bus, or forgot to take a specific route; missed a step; turned around and forgot to do something, miscalculated, etc. Take a deep breath, slow down, and think quickly and strategically to meet the appointment, deadline or pressing situation.
Easier said than done? Perhaps, but give it a try. You’ve been through the snowball effect of rushing things. Do something different and see for yourself how well you can handle tasks or meetings when you are calmer.
If you tend to be late for meetings, deadlines, or flights, what are some things you can prepare ahead of time so you are not scrambling last minute, or at mercy of traffic or someone else’s input?
What are some stress relieving techniques you can use? Some people use meditation, breathing techniques, exercise, laughter or being in nature. Slowing down and enjoying what you do can help your health in the long run.
As an example, people in Thailand are relatively happier and calmer due to their meditative practices and Buddhist philosophies. There are retreat centers in Thailand and other in countries where natural surrounding can bring peace, while practicing meditation and other exercises.
What will you take on doing to relieve stress?