I’m Stressed!

I’m Stressed!

Articles

We’re all so used to saying or hearing ‘I’m stressed’, it’s no wonder we’ve lost sight of the fact that stress isn’t always a bad thing!

In fact, in many ways stress is a positive thing: it helps energise & gets us going; it spurs us on to achieving our goals & it definitely helps with both sport & business performance.

How we react to stress is often about perception & labels.

What & how we think are major factors around the direction stress may take us: does it mobilise us towards reaching a successful outcome? Or does it create feelings of ‘I want to move/do something, but I can’t’.

In times of perceived pressure our thinking can become less clear & over time we end up with maladaptive responses to what normally we’d take in our stride.

Taking time out, reflecting on our day & achievements can help, after all, life is a bit different for many of us – good and bad!

Talking things through can also help, and whilst we may not want to talk to loved ones or colleagues, there are many resources out there to call upon if you want to talk, so take the plunge and get in touch.

None of us need to be super heroes, and doing the best we can with the knowledge and know-how we have for now, is just fine.

Please follow Inside Performance for more posts

#wellbeing #coaching #workplacehealth #nlp #firstbeat #HRV #mentalhealth #mentalwellness

How to Look After Your Physical and Mental Well-Being When Daily Routines are Turned Upside Down

How to Look After Your Physical and Mental Well-Being When Daily Routines are Turned Upside Down

Articles Firstbeat Article

Written by Tinna Hoffman, Exercise Physiologist & Master Trainer, Firstbeat @Tiinafbt

“Keep calm & carry on”… The famous British quote seems very apt today. Most of us have never experienced anything that affects societal functioning as extensively as Covid-19, with millions of people self-isolating or being told not to leave their house unless necessary.

Continue reading
How to Make Working from Home Work for You

How to Make Working from Home Work for You

Articles Firstbeat Article

WRITTEN BY Alastair Davidson Content Specialist, Firstbeat.com

Did you know, roughly 70% of professionals across the globe work away from the office at least one day-a-week? And, in the UK alone, there are over 4 million people regularly working from home? As technology improves and employers become more accommodating to individual employee needs, more and more of us are taking to working remotely.

Continue reading
Using Firstbeat to Assess Recovery During Tournament Competition

Using Firstbeat to Assess Recovery During Tournament Competition

Articles Firstbeat Article

Written by Alistair Davidson, content specialist at Firstbeat technologies

The Cricket World Cup came to a dramatic end on Sunday with England defeating New Zealand in the final. It was the culmination of almost seven weeks of action, with both nations playing 11 games in total. 

Tournament competition inevitably places added stress on athletes due the quick turnaround between games. Whether it is the Cricket World Cup, FIFA World Cup, or a playoff series in one of the North American leagues these situations provide limited time for recovery – a crucial factor in optimizing performance. 

Continue reading
Beyond Heart Rate: Heart Rate Variability.

Beyond Heart Rate: Heart Rate Variability.

Articles Firstbeat Article

The technology now exists to extract a lot more information from our heart than simply how fast it beats. This article, written by Tiina Hoffman, from Firstbeat, explains how we can turn heart rate variability data into insights about stress, recovery, and exercise, and is the basis for the work we are doing here at Inside Performance with Wellness Coaching and Support for companies and individuals.

Continue reading
How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

Articles

This article has been edited from an original by Melissa Dahl for nymag

It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh? Continue reading