Top 10 Sources of Stress

Ask people why they’re stressed, and they’re likely to say that it’s these infernal deadlines or too much work and too little staff, or perhaps the family’s over packed schedules. And while these can certainly add to a pressure-cooker atmosphere, they’re not really the greatest cause. At fault more than anything is the tremendous internal pressure and anxiety that we create for ourselves through the following:

Tame your inner critic, focus on your strengths and forgive yourself.
We are all powerful beyond measure. Open your eyes and see all the choices available to you.
Do your best, but let the elusive “perfect” go.
Faith and action are the best antidote to worry, especially about situations we cannot control.
Unrealistic expectations.
Life can never be problem-free. Our outlook can.
What we need to be emotionally secure is inside each one of us. Stop looking to others to provide it.
Try walking slower, chewing slower and working at a steady, but not frantic pace. You might be surprised to find yourself performing better.
Comparing to others.
The question should be whether you have met your own standard.
When we expect the best from life, life has a way of handing it to us (even when it may first look like the worst).
Try turning every encounter into a win-win situation rather than a win-lose one.

Author's Bio: 

Vicki Rebecca has successfully been in private practice as a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, trainer, and supervisor since 1999, and has ran a successful retreat business since 2003. Vicki has an extensive background in health promotion, fitness training, yoga, and meditation practice as well as professional qualifications to trainer level in psychotherapy, advanced clinical hypnosis, and Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Before becoming a therapist, Vicki had a successful career as a photographic model in London. She returned her native Scotland, studied law, then psychotherapy and ran a personal fitness training business while bringing up her daughter, Jessica. Her personal journey from glamour model to successful therapist both inspires, instructs, and gives her the down to earth saltiness that her many clients relate to.