A life which is stress-free, is not a reasonable or realistic goal. Stress in life is inevitable, and the goal is to deal with it actively, and the most effective way for you. It may take teaching yourself to be introspective, so that you know at what point pressure becomes stress. If you identify your stress, and have an effective way of dealing with stress, it will not build to become an anxiety.
Changing your negative attitude to a positive one, accepting things that you cannot control, and having a management strategy that works for you in place, will help to keep those pressures of life from becoming uncontrollable and turning into debilitating stress.
FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE YOUR STRESS TOLERANCE
- SUPPORT NETWORK
- SENSE OF CONTROL
ABILITY TO DEAL WITH EMOTIONS
RESEARCH & PREPARATIONS
APPROACHES TO DEALING WITH STRESS
On the immediate situation, rather than global issues. Look at the situation before you as a part to a whole. If you complete small parts, rather than looking at the task as overwhelming, you are more likely to dig in and accomplish something.
Optimistic about the stress that you are experiencing. Evaluate your explanatory words and what they mean. Try saying “I’m tired today”, instead of “I’m a failure”, or “I have a bad habit”, instead of “I am a bad person”. What we say to others about ourselves is eventually internalized, and we start believing it.
- KNOW YOUR LIMIT OF STRESS