In the latest in the series of Sources of Negative Stress we are going to address the thorny issue of high targets.
Targets are a useful way to focus the mind and channel your efforts towards an intended goal. In some ways it can take the pressure off: if you are juggling too many demands it helps you to concentrate on one, unimpeded. There is a freedom in that, as long as you are able to ‘let go’ of, reschedule, or delegate the rest. Otherwise, it is just stress, stress, stress.
But if the target is overwhelmingly high, it can trigger the fight-flight-freeze response . Though these are a natural reaction to stress, they don’t solve the problem and would likely make it worse. How? Here are some examples together with ten strategies to help you:Continue reading