We may not be able to completely avoid stressful events. But we can minimize its intensity in healthy ways.
Keep on reading to learn more.
The next time you catch yourself feeling overwhelmed or anxious, hit pause, sit down and say five things out loud you are grateful for.
Don’t take too much time to think about this list. Just say the first 5 things that come to mind.
Not sure where to begin?
Here are some examples that can help get you started.
1) A beautiful sunny day.
2) That first sip of coffee in the morning.
3) Your best friend.
4) Your favorite comfy socks.
Okay – now it’s your turn!
Call a Friend
When you’re stressed about something, sometimes the best thing you can do is call a friend to vent or chit-chat. We are all so different and have our own way of looking at things.
Your friend may be able to help you look at what’s bothering you in a new way.
Listen To Your Body
Your stress may be a result of running on a low battery for too long.
It’s so important to listen to what your body is trying to tell you.
If you feel like you’ve been working too many hours or feel a sense of unbalance, you may need to change up your routine.
There is nothing wrong with going to bed an hour early or declining an event if you don’t feel up to it.
Identify Your Stressors
We may not be able to control every stressful event that happens to us.
But if you take some time to identify your main stressors, you may be able to dial down the intensity.
For example, if you find your email inbox overwhelming you can unsubscribe from emails that no longer deliver value or only check emails during business hours.
Give it a try and see what happens!
“No one knows your body like you do. Listen to it. It will tell you what to eat, when to drink, how to sleep and which exercises you need to do. Let your own body be your most trusted personal trainer.” – Toni Sorenson