Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if we don’t dispose of it properly, it piles ups and overtakes us. — Terri Guillemets
I think we are all aware that stress can destroy our life. It ruthlessly puts out dreams and robs us of happiness. It demolishes our health and creates tension in our most important relationships.
Stress is personal, yet the symptoms are common. Let’s do a gut check for any of these: 1.) lack of energy; 2.) low appetite; 3.) backache; 4.) insomnia; 5.) blurred vision; 6.) headaches; 7.) depression; 8.) tiredness; 9.) irritability; 10.) anger; 11.) lack of desire to do anything.
Have you heard this perspective: most of what we stress about will not be remembered in a year, so why stress about it? Great approach, yet most of us will stress anyway. What can we do about it?
Manage the effects before they become chronic. Where there’s a will there’s a way. This can be as simple as getting more sleep, exercising, getting a massage, meditating, relaxing more, taking more breaks, and eating healthy.
While those are great; they will only be temporary if we can’t diagnose and tackle the root cause of our stress. This is a bit harder because it accompanies our choices. Things like spending less time with toxic people or walking away from a stressful job or relationship.
Evaluate and manage the effects before they become chronic. Get good at identifying and tackling the root cause of stress. Make the tough choices sooner to remove stress.
Nigel Cumberland, “100 Things Successful People Do — Little Exercises for Successful Living”