Professor Pete Alexander

Stress Relief Tool – Label Your Stress

Simply describing your emotion in a few words will help reduce the negative charge you are feeling.

The word stress is used generically to describe any kind of anxiety, agitation, anger, fear, guilt, or sadness we are feeling. However, if we simply describe the emotion that is fueling our stress in a few words, it will help reduce the charge of the emotion.1

For example, when I feel that someone has let me down (oh those dreaded expectations), instead of thinking/saying “I feel disappointed” I describe it in a few more words such as “I feel disappointed because …” By describing your emotions with a little more detail, this identification process can help you to start relaxing.


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Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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