Posted on Oct 15, 2007 | Comments 0
I can’t take it any more the voices in your head scream out in annoyance. It has to stop somewhere.
Why am I going through this? If one worse thing happens to me, I am going to jump off a bridge.
Does this sound familiar, if so then you are stressed at your limits and you need stress management. It is time to sit down and relax your mind.
If there is nothing you can do at the moment to relieve your problems then do not give up, rather stop stress from causing you harm.
When a person feels over stressed, it affects the heart, mind, and body in many ways. Stress is going to happen, but we can find a way to minimize the source.
Learning and relating to stress is the only possible solution for managing stress, unless you are made of steel.
After you rest for a while, clearing your mind then you can take a few deep breaths and review your problem carefully weeding through the details. Are your bills due and the funds low? Is your banking account nearing overdrafts? Is your child’s behaviors causing you stress? [Parental Stress]
Decide what the problems are and review them one at a time to see if you can pull up resources that can benefit you and minimize stress. We know that the list is stressors [Stressful Stressors], since it causes anxiety, tension, depression, pressure, and so forth.
Therefore, we need to find a way to minimize the stressors. Maybe there is no solution at the moment; however, it is not the end of the world. You might be expecting money from your job and the check is late, so you know the money is coming.
This should provide some relief. However, bank overdrafts have penalty and sometimes the price is high. Now we have a real stress factor in front of us. What can we do? Can we borrow money from a friend or family member? NO.
Then can we find a way to make a few additional bucks to hold the bank off until the check arrives? Maybe, What if we cannot find the money to cover the checking account, and then we might be in trouble.
The trouble however is not life intimidating, it only sits us back temporarily. This means we have to budget in the future to prevent this from happening again. Sometimes there are no answers to our problems.
Worry is only causing more problems
Unless the problem is life intimidating then worry is only causing more problems, since negative stress affects our body and mind. If you mind is disordered and your body is fighting to control the stress, then it will take all your energy and turn it into a health issue ultimately.
If you cannot change your situation at the moment then worry is not the answer. Once you relax and let go you might come up with an answer that was overlooked. So you feel like the world is plummeting around you, but the world is still moving ahead.
If you are sitting on a sofa in your living room focusing on what you cannot change then you are wasting your time. Maybe you should watch a movie that makes you laugh. Laughter often takes away pressure.
Maybe you can go for a walk, or do some stretching exercises that will help you relax. If you are subject to stress and often find it, difficult to cope then you might you might need medications that will help you stay focused.
Stressors are interrupting your life and visit to the doctor
Some of us have mental ailments, medical or chemical imbalances that hinder us from achieving or thinking obviously. If you find that stressors are regularly interrupting your life a visit to the doctor or therapist might be a great idea.
Otherwise, cool, since the control is out of your hands at this point. Life is often unfair, cruel and stressful; therefore, it is essential for us all to learn stress management techniques that can provide us a more productive lifestyle.
Just remember, the world has not ended and tomorrow is another day. If you uncomplainingly handle your emotions then the answers will fail into place in most instances.
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