Dealing With Stress One Step At A Time

The past several months have not been easy. We are dealing with a global pandemic, uncertainty, change and confusion.

When our days are full of so many unknowns, it’s common for our mind to get stuck on worst-case scenarios. 

No matter what you want to accomplish or move past, you just have to take it one step at a time. Here are 4 strategies that can help you get started.

Get Creative

Everything is figure-outable. Just because you haven’t landed on a solution yet, doesn’t mean it isn’t out there. You can call up a friend and ask for their input, do some research, or journal.

Practice Gratitude

There is always something to be grateful for. When life gets busy, we can forget how lucky we are.

Here’s some homework. Grab a pen and paper and write down five things or people you are grateful for.

Don’t stop there.

After that, go ahead and write down why you are grateful for those things/people.

Doing so can help you form a deeper appreciation for the little things.

Think About What You’ve Learned

Every stressful situation can help you see things in a new way. Every learning experience, no matter how big or small, is something to be grateful for.

Take a Time Out

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, sometimes you need to take a step back and spend some time alone.

Go somewhere quiet, sit down and close your eyes. Practice your breathing and think positive thoughts. Once you’ve taken the time to calm down, you can re-enter the situation and go from there. Learn More