Stress and anxiety are intrinsic to everything you do. Overwhelming stress makes you feel like giving up on everything and returning to your comfort zone. However, nothing can be gained out of giving up and losing faith. Copious amounts of stress may make you feel as though the world around you is crashing into a million little pieces. It may make your future seem hazy and force you to run away as far as possible from this maddening situation. If that’s what you feel, then just do it. But, wait, what happens when you return from your hiatus? Everything is right there, just where you left it. So, how about you try and deal with it and make your life better with these easy steps listed below.
Ways of Reducing Stress and Anxiety
Identify the Source
You may be stressed out by your impending deadline at work, at college, planning your wedding party, or your finances. Everything that runs against time tends to cause some amount of stress. Working in teams while planning, leading a team, or even finishing a project independently seems stressful when there are too many pressures. Hence, take a paper and pen and write down, what do you think is the epicenter of all this tension.
Combating the Source
We often hear people complaining, whining, and brooding over things that went wrong or things that can go wrong. However, one needs to understand that you can only cross the bridge when you get there. Thinking too much about what has happened and what will happen ruins the present moment. Remember that you are in the present to make your future. For instance, talking ill about your boss, is not going to get you anywhere and neither is it going make you feel happier. Instead, it’s going to add to the existing pile of stress. To beat the boss in his game, slap him with a knock-out performance. This will satisfy your craving for competition, and reveal your hard-working side to your boss.
Doing homework, assignments, and project work is as important as earning money and fame as well as running a happy household. In short, all the phases and all the roles we play in our lifetime are equally important. However, to deal with stress, anxiety, and the constant worrying, one needs to understand, the importance and value of these phases. While evaluating their importance, remember, that what seems a problem today, is going to become a memory tomorrow. So, take every situation in your life as a learning experience and ride on the wave of positivity. It is precisely for this reason that setting a priority is of utmost importance. Prioritize your wants, needs, and exceptions and chalk out a plan of where you are headed. This will put your scattered thoughts into an insightful perspective, and allow you to move towards your goal.
There are no fixed stress relievers that anyone can tell you about, for the truth of the matter is, the cause of the stress lies within you. Yes, you don’t have the power to delete horrifying memories, thoughts and sentiments. However, you have the power to forgive the ones who have hurt you and thank them for showing you how not to be. Just let go all your anger and worries about what’s going to happen. Instead try out something that will soothe your nerves, like different relaxation techniques such as meditation or exercise. Once you free your mind of negative and trivial thoughts you will find yourself enjoying some peace of mind.
Each one of us goes through ups and downs, terrible experiences, humiliating bosses, and failures. However, it is important to remember that if things can go bad, they can get better too. The answer purely lies within you, as there are no thumb rules when it comes to stress and anxiety cures. Every stressful incident, has a lesson in store for you. If so far, stress hasn’t been fatal, its only going to make you stronger. Stress is a matter of mindset and outlook, so cleanse your thoughts by meditating, and develop a positive attitude to see the grand parade of life. Let go all your fears and worries, to discover a new you, as this life is now, and not then or later. Love yourself and forget something like stress, ever existed.