“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”
It may seem that there is nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your career and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have more control than you might think.
In fact, the simple realisation that we are in control of our life is the foundation of stress management. Start to identify your true sources of stress, look closely at your habits, attitude, and excuses. Until you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating or maintaining it, your stress level will remain outside your control.
Stress can be handled by a take-charge approach of the causes and a positive attitude, we can also reduce stress in our life by nurturing our self. If we regularly make time for fun and relaxation, we will be in a better place to handle life’s stressors.
Go for a walk.
Spend time in nature.
Call a good friend.
Sweat out tension with a good workout.
Write in your journal.
Take a long bath with scented candles.
Work in your garden.
Get a massage.
Curl up with a good book.
Try not to get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that you forget to take care of your own needs. Nurturing yourself is a necessity, not a luxury.
‘The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ‘