Coping with stress

Inner calmness represents the most natural state of mind that we can all achieve. It is our own constant inner reactivity that makes us lose contact with serenity and causes stress.

Through training our brains, we can learn how our intrapersonal domain functions. This gives us the most efficient strategy to cope with stress - learning and using awareness-based practical intrapersonal skills.

Our constant inner reactivity causes stress. Stress can disrupt our inner calmness and lead to physical and mental health issues.

Stress influences also our work. You may remember that we wrote back in 2020 about the Cigna Report, which clearly stated: “91% agree that colleagues’ stress impacts the workplace with a higher degree of negative impacts such as a depressing atmosphere and lowering morale, and yet employers are not doing enough to address the issue.”

Today we see that more than 82% of employees feel emotionally drained from their work. So, while others influence you, you infuence others as sown on the graph below.

83% of employees feel drained from their work

All the issues you might need to address in work situations may feel overwhelming if you lack proper intrapersonal skills and previous professional experience. Learning professional skills comes through experience and is considerably easier when you gain excellent self-leadership. Good self-leadership is the result of applying your intrapersonal education lessons in real-life situations.

Coping with stress is something that everyone should learn as it allows us to maintain our inner calmness, physical and mental well-being.

When we feel stressed, our bodies respond with a fight or flight response, which can cause physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and shallow breathing. Over time, chronic stress can lead to severe health problems such as heart disease, burnout, depression and anxiety.

Fortunately, there are some efficient techniques you can use to help you manage stress effectively. Training your mind not only allows you to cope with stress but also improves your inner calmness and focus.

The most efficient approach here is individual self-evaluation and learning practical exercises to relieve stress as opened up by Dr. Helena Lass in the online training "Performing Under Pressure".

Stress management online training 'Performing Under Pressure'

Identify your stress reactions

The first step in coping with stress is to identify your automatic inner reactions. Only when you become aware of those reactive paths, you can alter them.

We tend to pinpoint the cause of stress as a deadline at work, a difficult relationship, or financial concerns, but such things are merely stress triggers. The reaction that follows is yours and yours only.

Regardless of the stressor, noticing your inner reactivity and replacing it with an aware response can help you develop a plan to achieve inner calmness and a more stress-free life. All this is opened up in the online training "Performing Under Pressure".

Train your mind to be calm

Improving your brain isn't only about learning facts. In the context of mind health training your brain is learning sustainable paths to secure inner calmness.

Securing good mind health is an ongoing process that requires consistency and dedication. 

By acquiring practical intrapersonal skills at your disposal, you can rewire your brain to respond more adequately to stressful situations.

Neuroplasticity represents the ability of the human brain to change and adapt over time. By training yourself to notice the whereabouts of your awareness you can lead processes in your brain. Developing more freedom from automatic emotional reactivity will create new neural pathways that secure inner calmness and reduce stress.

Exercise your body and mind regularly

Physical exercise is considered to be a natural stress reliever that can support you to manage stress. However, when your mind is stressed and you over-exercise without allowing your body to restore you will probably create stress in your body you may end up worse instead of better.

Exercise is not merely physical. Training your mind is part of the mind health revolution that we actively promote.

Training your mind to be less reactive and more proactive leads to inner calmness.

When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are feel-good hormones that can boost your mood and reduce stress. Exercise can also improve your physical health, which can help you feel better overall.

When you train your mind and feel relaxed and more aware, you become more mindful or present. The mind health training here is designed to leave you relaxed and ready to take initiative.

When you combine the relaxation and training of the mind with sustainable and well-selected exercise patterns you can secure yourself both a fit mind and a healthy body.

Get enough sleep

Besides training our mind and body, lack of sleep can contribute to stress and anxiety, which can disrupt your inner calmness. When we don’t get enough sleep, our physical bodies don’t have a chance to recharge and our brains to restore, which can make us feel more worried, stressed and anxious.

Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night to help you manage stress more effectively. Remember to avoid screen time before going to bed, sleep comes easier when you are in a darker room, read a relaxing story or take a bath before going to bed.

Avoid screen time before going to bed

The Wellness Orbit online training "Well Fit For Work" also includes a relaxation exercise as a bonus. It can be used to fall asleep but also listen to it while you have a 15 to 20-minute break. Put your earphones on and find a good and relaxed position and after it, you feel better.

However, sleep or relaxation alone doesn't do the trick.

Only when you possess proper intrapersonal education and apply your intrapersonal skills in real-life situations, you can remain calm and thrive.

More hints on self-care

The foundation of self-care is good intrapersonal leadership.

Intrapersonal skills are essential for managing stress effectively and securing inner calmness. Take time to pause and enjoy silent moments.

Take time each day to do something that you enjoy, whether it’s training your mind in the mental wellness gym, reading a book, taking a nature walk or listening to calm music.

Self-care can help you relax and recharge, reducing stress and anxiety.


Coping with stress is successful when based on having excellent intrapersonal skills. Such inner skills will always help you maintain your inner calmness and mental wellness.

By training your intrapersonal skills and having more inner calmness, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep and practicing self-care, you can cope with stressful situations without inner reactivity.

Discover your actual stress situation by taking a free stress test and free demo training on the link below.

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