For most of us, there’s nothing that could be done to master stress. Neither the bills won’t stop coming nor there will be more hours in the day. Adding on to these are the personal and professional responsibilities that are always demanding. However, there’s more to control than we think. It may sound surprising but the simple realization that you are the ruler of your life is the beginning of stress management. After all, controlling stress is all about taking charge of emotions, lifestyle, thoughts and the way you deal with problems. No matter how difficult the situation is, there are ways that relieve the pressure and make one relax & positive. In fact, the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management. Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.
Check out the following stress management tips that are simple yet extremely powerful to help you save yourself from becoming stressed.
Think “Poor thing…” when annoyed with someone
Hush hush life of modern day provokes one to feel annoyed and mad almost every other day. Bumping into others out of anger is something that worsens things further.
You might get cut off in traffic by someone or someone might beat you to the last seat of the train. Not only others but your darling husband might forget to bring groceries you gave the list about.
Instead of going crazy and out of control, try being compassionate towards others. Try seeing things from a different angle and try to understand others point of view as well. This will make you nicer to everyone and most importantly, you will feel happy and better. Don’t forget, being angry or irritated is a way of hurting ownself.
Decide “I don’t do blame”
Growing up in an environment that’s all about blaming each other creates negativity. If you too are victim to this and blame others simply as a reaction to their action, say to yourself, “I don’t do blame.”
When something negative happens and your brain starts wondering who did it or what was the reason behind, step back from such thoughts and tell yourself, “That’s just an old habit.”
Ignore such situations by keeping yourself away. Instead, look for practical ways to deal with it. This will eventually improve your relations with everyone.
Decide “I don’t do urgency”
Rushing around is a common problem almost everyone goes through. However, it is good to understand that though urgency is something that can’t be avoided you can keep yourself away from confronting it every now & then.
Think about doctors and nurses who are working almost every minute, take decisions instantly but are never in urgency. No matter how complicated things turn, they are cool & confident about their actions.
Urgency is a trouble with feelings of desperation attached to it. Hence, if such super busy professionals can handle life & death situations without getting trapped by urgency, why can’t you?
Refrain from falling prey to this problem and maintain the safe distance from stress. Be more calm & confident in your approach.
Replace “I have to” into ” I will”
The word ‘but’ is the root cause of more than half of the problems and takes one closer to stress & feeling of failure.
A good way to avoid this situation is swapping “I have to” with “I will,”. When you say this to yourself, you sound more determined about doing the particular task. When you are confident, there’s no scope of feeling uncertain or under pressure. Instead, you gain control of everything.
Life is a journey with ups & downs and you can’t battle with it with that ‘but’ in your mind. Don’t keep yourself away from trying and taking risks just because you think you can’t do it. Try as much as you can and stay away from feeling guilty about not trying something.
These four changes in your life and thoughts can bring big difference and peace in the way you live.