In the management of stress, the next guideline is to engage the stress that we are dealing with. It is better to take action than to move forward with inaction. If you can change your life then it is the best thing that can help you deal with the stress that you are facing. Procrastination is a problem that we are all facing and this can steal the precious moments that we face in life. If we linger and evade change then it will sneak upon us and we will have no choice in the matter. Change is a part of life that we have to accept as inevitable and if we refuse to engage in change then we will be left behind.
We all need to think of the things that we are avoiding and to first approach this and use control as a method if possible. If the problem is within our control, then we will be able to avoid pressure and stress over this topic and we will be able to determine how influential the problem is and how much they need for change is required. It is up to you to change the exposure to the stress and to minimize the stress in terms of either duration or frequency. You can refuse to discuss something that stresses you or refuse to act in response to negative statements. It is necessary to avoid all these issues altogether if possible eliminate such stresses from your life.
After we determine which stresses can be controlled we will meet stresses which cannot be controlled. Regardless of what these stresses are the resulting tension and the frustration and emotion associated will lead to pressure if it is not dealt with in the right fashion. We have to find a way to accept change on an emotional level and to move with it even when that change is beyond our control. After the acceptance of this, it is easier to go around life more open and receptive and to move through life without the fake nature that we often adapt to please others and hide our feelings from others.
After we stop, pretending that we are okay with life the question is often how to go about life without being overwhelmed. We have to learn to appreciate the small things in life again. We have to learn to appreciate the plants around us. The little smiles that we get from passers should lighten up our day and make us more equipped to handle the demands of life. Find pleasure in small accomplishments such as finishing a project or finally planting our kitchen garden. Reward yourself by liking you and by appreciating you.
We all go through stress in life. Life is never always perfect and we all need to expose ourselves at some point to a pick me up attitude. When we have stress, we should not shut down although this is the instinct. We must push forward and motivate ourselves. If we have stress at work or other personal tragedies, we have to move on and still function. We have to proceed with our days and not let the stress affect our performance at work and in other areas of our lives. When we feel the stress escalating we have to nurture ourselves and come to grips that the feeling of grief inside will be dealt with and that we will overcome.
We will eventually have to deal with all the stresses that we place into compartments so that these do not escalate out of control. This is vital. And we must prioritize and ensure that the stresses that we face are dealt with, and engaged and that eventually they are removed from our lists and make way for the new challenges of life.