Some people seem to breeze through life, adapting to every stressful event with comparative ease. Nothing seems to hold them back and they handle problems as they arise efficiently and with minimal stress. These people are resilient, they have the right frame of mind to be able to cope and they are not afraid to face stress head on.
It’s all too easy to be negative these days. These are difficult times but having a positive mental attitude certainly helps an individual to be able to overcome the types of stressors that most people have to face such as potential job loss, bereavements, financial concerns or poor health.
To increase resilience and therefore combat stress before it becomes a problem, try to adopt the following:
1. See any problems that arise as solvable. With the right frame of mind, any problem can be solved or certainly alleviated. Write down any problems or concerns and think about options. Half of the battle when fighting stress triggers are that many people leave them to grow bigger and to become more of a concern through fear. Writing a problem down captures it and clarifies it, making it become an isolated and tangible problem- anything that is tangible, is resolvable.
2. Change is a part of everyday life and although it can be unsettling and be a genuine cause for concern, it’s vital that change is also seen as a positive step to encounter.
3.Determine that success is achievable through working smarter. Rejection is only part of the journey to success, keep on the path with hardened resolve and success will be yours.
4.Have a healthy lifestyle outside of family issues and work concerns. Take part in fun activities for enjoyment. Relaxational pursuits help keep the stressors at bay.
5.Ask for help if needed. The term ‘No Man is an Island’ is a true one. Having the support of friends and family can make everything seem possible.
Stress is unavoidable, it exists and stress will never be completely erased from anyone’s lives but it can be controlled to such an extent that it has very little impact on health and lifestyle. Stress management becomes a by-product of how an individual manages their life. Too little spare time simply means that drastic changes are required to free up some time. Too much work means that the whole work ethos needs to be identified and re-written. Working smarter is the only option.
Family problems need to be acknowledged and faced head on. Greater communication and honesty will help. Stress management is all about going back to basics and living a healthier and more holistic lifestyle. Strip away the pressures by identifying what they are and going back to their source, the root of the problem once tangible can be treated, the proverbial burying the head in the sand, will only give stress a greater foundation on which to build.
Life is about living, it’s not about holding back or becoming a prisoner to fear or to circumstance, it’s about accepting, changing, adapting, going with the flow but it’s also about perseverance and about making your life better.
The 7 day action plan is a starting point and should be adapted so that they work best for the individual. 7 days create foundations on which to build but the basics must always be mapped into everyday living going forward. Use this plan as a starting point and make it work in a way that gives freedom from the daily stresses and strains and works as an introduction to a better life.
Disclaimer: All information within this report is intended to be a guide for managing stress only and does not provide medical advice. Any health concerns related to stress should always be discussed with a qualified doctor.