Let’s admit we all feel stress at one point in time or another. It can be financial problems, an issue at work, a fight with a friend, or problems with family; everyone feels stressed sometimes.
Stress clouds the ability to think clearly and rationally. Eventually, stress arising out of one particular incident impacts other activities & leads to a waste of productive time.
Let me share the HEAT formula for effective stress reduction that you can use, starting now…
Adjust our Thoughts
Health First: At times we tend to ignore health in pursuit of our work. Stop it immediately. Make health your number one priority. Get sleep, eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and balance work with a bit of rest. Practicing mindfulness meditation alongside a healthy regimen will also give you the ability to stay calm under pressure. When we’re feeling stressed, it’s easy to reach out to various temptations. To relieve stress, you might drink a few cups of coffee or stuff your mouth with tasty sweets. Giving in to these temptations will only aggravate your stress levels and make you feel much worse than before.
Express Gratitude: Focus on your blessings and be grateful. Stop focusing on everything you’re worried about and instead redirect your attention to the things you are thankful for that can help you right now. Acknowledge the personal strengths that could carry you through this situation.
Adjust your thoughts: You expect things to be a certain way, and when things turn out somewhat differently, that is when you feel stressed. That way, you start over-thinking, and the stress takes control over you. You must reinterpret or re-frame it more optimally and helpfully. Look for what may be reasonable about the situation. Remind yourself of a previous instance where you felt stressed and the positive outcomes later on.
Take Control: To relieve stress, consider what you’re able to control in this situation. There’s no need to stress over stuff that is entirely out of your hands. Take control where you can, then progressively adapt your approach moving forward. Maybe you’re stressing out because you’re having difficulty managing too many tasks, commitments, and responsibilities.
As long as we’re emotionally invested in something, that stress will likely follow. Therefore avoid getting emotionally involved. That way, there are no expectations, and without expectations, we just kind of go with the flow. Everything will work out for the best in the end. Therefore why stress? Just accept, release control and let go. Maybe stress is nothing more but a human-made condition that has no place in the modern world.
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