Stress has become so common in our modern lives that people are beginning to accept it as the norm. The raw truth is quite troubling.
Stress has been linked to hundreds of physical diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain and strokes.
Stress has been linked to contribute towards, alcoholism, obesity, suicide, drug addiction, cigarette addiction, and other harmful behaviors.
Stress has been linked to mental problems such as, inability to concentrate, loss of self-confidence, irrational fear and frequent anger.
Stress is destroying people’s lives, killing their mental peace and hurting their health. It is major issue, and unfortunately many people face stress on a day-to-day basis.
These 4 strategies will help you not just combat stress but eventually teach you destroy it.
1. Take Life By the Reigns
Stop sitting on the sideline and take control of your life.
Stress is the byproduct of things we should have done or should do. Therefore try take the “should” out of your life and replace it with did and done.
If you are able to manage your life and keep complete control over all that you do, you will reduce stress and eventually destroy it from your life.
"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life." -Marilu Henner
2. Reboot Your Perspective
Stress is a mental disease. You can try whatever physical remedies you want but you have to eventually have to tackle this problem “mentally”.
Recognize the power only you have.
- Only you have the power to control your thoughts.
- Only you decide whether you are worried or not.
- Only you can truly determine what you need or want next
If you can build a positive determined perspective you will gain the power to overcome anything.
"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." - William James
3. Face Opposition with Positivity
Opposition is a normal part of life and you can’t live without ever experiencing it.
Therefore snap out of the “feeling sad for yourself” attitude and tackle your opposition head on. Rather than quitting when it gets tough give yourself positive motivation and keep trudging forward. A day will come when you will realize that you were so caught up in removing the problem that you lost all the stress attached with it.
Just remember it all starts with positivity. These are some possible things you can remind yourself when you face problems
- You can do this
- This isn’t hard
- I am stronger
"It’s not stress that kills us; it is our reaction to it." - Hans Selye
4. Don’t Rush
Life is a process. You can never simply go from point A to point B. This type of perspective of I have to get to point B directly is a root cause for stress. Try to break your tasks and problems down and don’t pressure yourself to go from start to finish.
You will find that with this quick change in outlook you will greatly increase your mental peace and will remove a lot of unnecessary burden from your head.
"Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way." -Douglas Pagels