Dealing with stress January 13, 2011Posted by nikmj in General.
Dealing with stress is something that almost all of us have to go through. Stress isn’t always a bad thing though. It can sometimes help you to take the necessary course of action. However, in this article, I’m going to talk about the bad type of stress. The one that gives you headaches and causes you to become agitated enough to yell at a stranger or to come home and kick your cat. I will also give you some tips to help you reduce stress.
So what causes stress? It can be a lot of things such as too much demand at work. Dealing with work stress can cause your days to go by really slow. Not only that, it can follow you home and cause you to get into arguments with your spouse. Since stress can cause all kinds of damage both mentally and physically, it is in your best interest to learn how to deal with it.
One way to deal with it is to ask yourself, “What can I do at this very instant to make this situation better?” Some people get stressed when they are stuck in traffic. This can be solved by realizing that there’s nothing you can do to make the situation any better. Feeling stressed isn’t going to help so why even stress about it?
Is dealing with stress really that simple? How about dealing with stress at work? As long as you’re doing everything you can within your control, why stress about anything else? Most of the stuff people stress about is things they have no control over at the moment anyway. When you only focus on things that you can change, you will have a lot less on your mind. When you have a lot less on your mind, you will have a lot less stress.
There are lots of other ways of dealing with stress like getting a massage, doing yoga, meditation, exercise, squeezing a stress ball, and even having sex. There are a ton of other things you can do as well but these are mostly ways to get rid of stress that you already have. When you get used to only stressing over things that you can actually do something about at the moment, you will prevent a lot of the things that used to cause you stress from even happening.
Since your stress levels will reduce dramatically, you can then use any of those other techniques to get rid of any remaining stress that you may have. Whether you’re dealing with stress in the workplace or at home, just remember that there is no point in stressing over things that you can’t do anything to change. Focus only on things you can change and you will free