All of us face numerous stress factors in our lives every day.
From pressures at work to that annoying driver who cut you off on the way home, it can seem like there’s no escape!
But if you sit down and really analyze the situation closely, you might be able to pinpoint some of these causes of stress and eliminate them.
Ignoring them won’t solve the problem, and could even lead to some serious health issues.
So kick back in your favorite chair, relax…it’s time to put on your “thinking caps!”
Grab a notebook and write down some of the things that stress you out the most.
Be honest here, nobody will see what you’ve written unless you want them to:)
- Is your job a major source of headaches and frustration?
- Is somebody at your workplace constantly trying to get on your nerves?
- Are you attempting to do too much with the time you have available?
- Is your work area disorganized and therefore hard to function in?
- Does everybody expect too much from you?
Believe it or not, some of these seemingly uncontrollable circumstances can be easily adjusted to suit your needs.
Some solutions may be easier than you think, for example…
– If you have a lot of stress at work, have you ever thought about searching for a new job?
It may seem like a big scary move to make, not for everyone I’m sure, but it’s worth considering at least.
We spend a large portion of our lives working, so it should be a comfortable experience for the most part.
– If there is an individual or persons bothering you there, perhaps you can talk to your supervisor and transfer to a different department.
– Don’t forget that you only have 24 hours in every day. When you try to do too much in this frame of time, it only makes things worse!
– Organize your day and your work area, as this will always make things easier…and cause less stress!
– If your boss, partner, or even your family place unreasonable burdens on you, it’s time to sit down and have a talk with them.
Explain that you are doing the best that you can, but you are only one person with a limited amount of time and energy.
See, it’s really not that hard to get rid of stress triggers when you apply some basic, good ole’ common sense!
Finding Peace Of Mind
Here’s something else to think about…
Suppose you were thrust into a stressful situation that you could not avoid.
You may have managed to get through it physically unscathed, but mentally you were scarred.
The mind can often force you to relive the unfortunate event over and over, bringing up all sorts of bad feelings.
When this happens, try to conjure up some positive images. Take a few deep breaths and repeat some happy affirmations to yourself.
You can also try meditating to let go of any “internal baggage.”
The same is true when pondering the future.
If you’re nervous and focus on all of the bad things that can happen, it will also stir up that ever-feared stress response.
Try to turn off unnecessary mental chatter and just relax.
Live for today, that’s all you can do anyway…
I’ve just shown you how thinking clearly and coming up with a game plan can get you out of the line of fire, so to speak.
By doing so, you lessen the chance of getting hit by negative emotional artillery.
Removing stress factors from your life is a powerful way to take back control of your health and well-being!
Ask yourself…What steps can I take starting today?
Feel free to share your answers below so that others may benefit from this information:)