If you tend to get stressed out at the smallest of things that are unexpected or if you feel like you’re overloaded, it’s important that you train your mind to truly see the situation for what it is. If it’s something you can deal with at the time, deal with it but if it’s not, don’t make a mountain out of something that can be dealt with on another day. Simply make a note of it and deal it with when you have time.
Choose To Be Happy
Many people’s problems with stress and anxiety tend to result because they’ve conditioned themselves that their life is always going wrong and that nothing good ever happens to them or they think that things are always “simply too good to be true”. All this is negative conditioning and if you think negatively, you’re going to inevitably attract negative things to you. However, by simply making a conscious decision to switch that around and only think positively and to tell yourself that you deserve to be happy, you’ll be surprised at how much easier and more fun life becomes.
Choose Positive Experiences
Most of us have been guilty of negative thoughts and behaviours at some time or other. You may have thought you enjoyed a bit of office gossip at the expense of somebody else or you tend to be the type of person who always criticises others and complains. To be like this means that stress, anxiety and unhappiness is never going to be too far away. So, if you want to change this, you need to consciously change your behaviour and attitude towards things that are going on around you and to how you relate to people.
Instead of gossiping or worrying about whether your so-called ‘friends’ are gossiping or whinging about you, why not take the decision to change your friends and to surround yourself with people who are supportive of you and who have a good level of self-esteem and optimism in their life. Listen to music that inspires and uplifts you and take up things like meditation to help you relax.
Ultimately, there is not really a case for thinking that some people get more stressed out than others or that some people can’t manage their emotions and reactions to potential stressful situations without lashing out or ‘losing it’. In reality, stress is only the result of your own reactions to certain events or issues and you have the power to change those. Relaxation techniques and its various related disciplines alongside your own conscious efforts to change and to forge a less stressful and happy life for yourself will help you achieve that.