Nowadays the stress is the reason why people are tired, irritated and unhappy.The children are the exception. They know how to enjoy life till somebody spoils and interrupts the being without worries.
The stress is good for a short time. If stressful situations repeat time after time, we do not have ability recover from constant tension.
Fortunately, there are plenty ways how to correct our view towards stress and reduce consequences. These values are disturbed sleep, nervousness, tiredness, and fear.
Why Do We Worry?
When we understand the reason of problems, we can take action. If we can not change the situation, we do not need worry. We can adjust our view of the problem. For example, if the rain does not stop during vacation, we plan activities inside house or hotel. We can go to concerts or meet old friends, visit new cities instead complains about the sunny beach.
Sometimes we afraid to open letter because we expect bad news. Always is healthier to know what is going on compared with uncertain worries.
When we are aware why do we worry, we can take action and take care of problems. Sometimes our imagination takes over. The quiet mind is helpful when we want to make right decisions.
Ancestors hundred years ago fought with predators and invaders. They were ready to protect families and country. Deep inside we still have this sense of protection. This feeling of security takes over our common senses when we d not think and react in a calm and clear way.
We must understand that in every situation is the solution for problems.
We must get a grip, evaluate the situation and think in a logical way. Of course, if something horrible happens we must react fast and follow intuition and common sense.
Increase the Physical Activity
Exercises are helpful in various ways. They prepare us to be resilient and healthy. Exercises distract us from problems. Our minds can rest. After the break, we can make right decisions.
Think about the Worst Situation
Sometimes we afraid to face problems. We imagine worst scenarios and stress out without evaluating situations. When we know that can happen in the most dangerous case we can stop, face it and start to think how we can find the best escape route from the horrible or unpleasant situation.
Put Worries on the Sheet of Paper
Write down on the piece of paper thoughts about stressful situations, concerns, fear of uncertainty. This action helps to see problems from the different angle. You distant yourself from problems and leave the burden on the sheet of paper. It is a way to look from the perspective of finding solutions how to reduce stress acting as the outsider.
Do Not Forget to Breathe
I remember this phrase from the movie ” Shall we dance?” when Jennifer Lopez reminded Richard Gere to breathe before the dance at the ballroom of dance competition. We can learn how to breathe from various books or just we must be aware of the importance breathe in the right way.
We need oxygen for our brain. Without it, we can not think clearly and make right decisions how to act in one or other situations.
Make the Visualization Part of your Daily Life
We calm down when we listen to sounds of rain or waves of the ocean. We relaxed when we heard songs of birds or favorite musicians. We must find what do we like and use it to improve the quality of life.
We can find few minute for visualization of quiet beach or meadow. These pictures will transfer us and will help to reduce worries and stress.
People have different tastes and ways to achieve the state of calmness and contentment. We must find what works for us and use the method of visualization to relieve stress and fear.
Turn Off News on TV
I appreciate the advice from Timothy Feris in his famous book ” The 4-Hour Workweek”. The author asks about latest events when he eats breakfast at cafeteria or visits shop.
When we watch the news on TV, we add the big portion of stress to our plate of worries. We can not change what happens in the world. We can change ourselves being best humans and serving others.
Do not Waste the Time on the Details
When we see a big picture, and we do not concentrate on small details we can escape stressful situations. We know where do we go and we focus on our goals.
We can divide our day into tasks and finish them one by one. In this way, we do not have time to worry because our tasks must be done as we scheduled them.
The mantra helps us to focus and relieves stress and fear. We repeat words or sentences our subconscious mind remembers it. We can pick words which bring calmness and peace to our lives. I like the sentence: ” It will pass.”