Posted on February 8, 2018
We all know what it is like to have and deal with stress. No it is not fun, no it is not easy, but let’s face it stress is a part of life. Although stress is often times unavoidable there are ways to deal with it so you can take back control of your life.
1) Face it head on
Analyze the situation that is causing you stress. Do not try to run from it. Running or trying to mask the situation will not make it go away. It may only make the situation worst. Instead, explore what options you have that are within your control.
2) Create A Plan
Think about what you can do to feel a little more at ease about this situation. Wake up earlier, go to bed earlier, write down what you will make for lunch this week, meal prep, set out your clothes for the next day, prepare what you can early, etc. Simple tasks like these can help you stress less because they are one less thing you will need to worry about in the immediate future.
3) Count your blessings
Do not stay mentally in a place of feeling helpless. Think of all of the things going right in your life. Pull out that gratitude journal and start writing down all the things you are grateful for.
4) Smile Anyway
This small tactic helps. Research supports that when you force yourself to smile, it lifts your mood naturally. So trick yourself into thinking you are happy.
5) Surround yourself with positivity
Redirect your focus towards happy and positive thoughts. Laugh as much as possible. Watch funny video clips. Stop feeding your mind garbage. Follow people on social media who promote positivity. Make plans to hang out with the positive people in your circle. Whatever you do just focus on being positive.
You should know by now, meditation is my favorite remedy for a lot of things. This helps you to slow down, get in the moment, and clear your mind. Take time to breathe. We often forget to do this simple thing. When stressed take a moment to close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. This only takes a quick moment and can be done almost anywhere.
7) Get moving
Working out happens to be another one of my favorite stress relievers. Working out gets your blood circulating, helps you to exert your aggression, all while helping you maintain or work on your physique. Not quite ready for a workout? Take a walk out in nature. Let the fresh air fill up your lungs. This always helps me to at least gather my thoughts.
8) Cut it
If you cannot change anything about your stressor, you may need to limit your exposure to the source of said stress. If it is a person, situation, job, whatever it is that is causing you stress stay away from it as long as you can until you can replace it if need be. This should only occur after you tried to remedy the situation.
I hope you found these tips to be helpful. What are your favorite tips for dealing with stress? Comment below.
Remember you only have one life to live so live it Be-U-tifully, by being you to the fullest.
Peace & Love,