Life can really be hard sometimes. It can make you feel like there’s just too much going on and you might not be sure how to handle it. You have school, work, children, a career and a husband, and there’s just not enough time in one day to handle it all. It can really cause your brain to overload. But you what? It’s okay to feel that way because we are all human and we all experience stress. I have been doing my research, reading and asking around because I want to know. What’s the best way to deal with stress? Well, I have found the answer and in this post, I am going to share with you the best ways to deal with stress and anxiety based on my personal experiences because I know they work.
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Lou Holtz
The Best Way To Deal With Stress And Anxiety
KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO
Yes, there are so many events, meetings and activities going on every day and yes you want to go. The thing it is physically impossible to be everywhere and to participate in them all.
If you are feeling like you’re being stretched thin or if you’re feeling overwhelmed, it is quite okay to just no. Take the time that you have and try to find time for relaxing and “me time”.
You will get the important things done and the world will not end if you don’t do them at this very moment.
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ASK FOR HELP
We are human beings and we cannot do it all. No matter how smart you are or how productive you want to become, it is impossible to get it all done by yourself.
If you want to manage your stress then you need to learn how to ask for help from other people.
Your mind is not meant to consistently run without relief or even a pit stop. To give your brain the necessary break it needs, share your work with other people.
Ask your husband to pick up the groceries for dinner or even ask your friend if she can help you to plan that birthday party. You don’t and shouldn’t have to do this by yourself.
A fantastic way to handle stress and anxiety is to have a set fitness routine. One of the first things that tends to get kicked out the window when we are under stress is fitness. It is not a good thing to allow this to happen at all.
When you exercise, your body releases endorphins and this help to combat stress and depression. This tends to work best when you are consistent so as much as is possible, exercise once a day or at minimum three times a week.
It also doesn’t have to be long either. Short exercise routines can be just as effective.
TAKE A BREAK FROM IT ALL
Sometimes we just need to take a break from it all. This doesn’t have to happen once or twice a year for weeks on end. You can take a break for an hour or two each day. When you’re on your break, take the time to colour, read a book or just surf the internet.
Just ensure that it has nothing to do with whatever it is that is causing the stress or anxiety. Be sure to pencil these breaks into your schedule and be sure to stick with it every day.
WRITE IT ALL DOWN
I know it sounds silly but one of the best ways to deal with stress is to write it all down. Go old school, grab that pen and a piece of paper and start writing. Write down as many reasons as you can think of as to why you are stressing out.
Once you have done that and have identified the true causes of your stress you might be surprised at what you find. The things that we tend to stress about or get anxious about tend to be easily fixable.
Identifying the causes can help you to understand how to better handle the issue and this will help you to release a lot of that stress.
STRESS AND ANXIETY DON’T HAVE TO CONTROL YOU
Stress and anxiety can happen to anyone. You are not less of a person because you might be suffering from one or both. How you choose to respond to the stress and anxiety is what is truly important.
The way to change your usual responses is by practising positive activities such as the ones I talked about above until you become a master.
Remember that there is always a way out and you don’t have to suffer in silence.
Also, let me know. Do you suffer from stress or anxiety? How do you handle it? I love reading your comments and hearing your thoughts so please comment down below. Also if you have any questions feel free to ask me them in the comment section below. Please also like and share this post and sign up so you never miss a thing!
Until next time. Peace, love and prayers.