Stress for most of us, is villainous. We all face battles with stress at one time or another. At times you can avoid it while other times there is nothing you can do to avoid it. A big issue with stress is knowing what to do when it occurs. If you wish to learn how to better cope with stress, read on.
Number your stress level from 1-10. The lower the number, the less stress it gives you, so one would be the lowest kind of stress while a ten would be worse case scenario. This method will help you learn what situations you shouldn’t really stress over and put the moments into perspective.
Give yourself a positive and empowering affirmation. Sometimes self-doubt and anxiety can make the effects of stress even worse, and it is these pessimistic thoughts that a good affirmation counteracts. Any affirmation that can make you feel more able to cope with stress is worth using, whether you are telling yourself that you are capable, or commanding yourself to be calm.
You can avoid much of your stress by ensuring that everything you have is in working order. Think of how many things need to be repaired and the energy it would take to do them one by one. If you had kept up with these, you could have avoided them all piling up at the same time.
Think about what you currently do to manage stress, and determine if there is a better way to go about it. Try keeping a stress journal for a few weeks. Examine your documentation when determining if your reactions to stressful situations were positive or not. If your stress became worse, try to develop new coping skills until you find things that work for you.
As this article has shown, you can control your stress, and take back your life. You can’t avoid every stressful situation, but you must decide on the proper course of action for the stress in your life. Learn to pick and choose your stressors and deal with the unavoidable ones effectively. Your mental health and physical well-being may very well depend on it.