SELF-CONTROL AND STRESS
Self-control is the ability to control or restrain your behavior, thoughts, and feelings. You exert self-control every day, over and over again, both at work and in your personal life. You exercise self-control when you:
- Curb your temper
- Watch what you eat
- Do a task you dislike
Self-control isn’t easy. It takes a lot of effort. And it can drain you physically, mentally, and emotionally. And when your mind, body, or emotions are drained, you may feel your stress start to increase. The good news is there are a few ways you can recharge.
- Take a break from work. That means taking a break not just from your workplace, but from work emails and phone calls as well.
- Do something relaxing. Try reading a good book, listening to music, or taking a walk.
- Get good quality sleep. Make sure you get enough sleep. Stick to a regular sleep schedule. And practice healthy sleep habits.
Make time to recharge yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. It may help you better manage stress.