What do you use as your outlet for stress
Daily Insight Video
Today’s insight again comes from Robert M. Sapolsky’s book Why Zebras don’t get Ulcers.I want to talk more about stress outlets and why they are so important.
I have been working on corporate taxes all day today. It has been stressful to say the least. However, I also went mountain biking this morning, and that was fantastic. After that, I decided to try an experiment: Would the thought of my outlet break up the psychological stress that I was feeling?
As I was working on taxes today, I started thinking about my mountain biking trip throughout, and it helped!
I realized how important having an outlet for frustration and stress really are. This also made me think back on the three important aspects that an outlet should possess:
it should be something physica
it should be a treat or something that you really like
it should challenge you and allow for you to feel flow
Our bodies are designed to find these types of outlets, and having a predesigned outlet is essential. It helped me relax and move through my taxes today, and it can help you get through the stress and frustration in your life. So I want you to ask yourself:
What do you use as your outlet?