by Harvey Bond
(Basildon, Essex, UK)
As much as you can organize your desk at work, you can’t seem to do the same for your mind. You constantly think about anything and worry unnecessarily!.
You’re consumed with all the what-ifs and it keeps you awake most of the night. Yes, mental clutter can be your greatest foe. While cleaning your house seems much easier, ridding yourself of psychological stress is actually very possible.
It does require a lot of willpower at first, but you can make it a habit. Organizing your life is very much like clearing your table or folding your clothes neatly in the closet. You want to put things you value most where you can see them immediately.
This way, you make more room for good things to happen. When it comes to making life easier, lists always help. Thus, write down all your priorities. This ensures that you don’t get sidetracked.
This method gets you to meet your weekly goals in an opportune way. Learn to set boundaries by saying no when people ask you to do things. Yes, it’s never easy to turn someone down, but this is still better than disappointing them in the end.
Learn to keep your emotions under wraps. If you let them rule your life, things will definitely spin out of control. But even the most difficult ones can at times nudge you towards the right direction.
Emotions aren’t always bad for you. Be acutely aware of how you feel, but don’t give in to it. Knowing how things affect you will give you useful signals about your desires and goals, and what you’re doing about them.
Think of it as a story and look at the message behind the feeling. Get in touch with the inner you, and though you may not like yourself all the time, you can still be truly proud of your achievements. You grow up in the process and gain wisdom.
Nothing clutters up the present moment like worrying about the future. It helps to keep an eye on the bigger picture. That way, your problems don’t seem as severe. Ask yourself, will it affect your life to a point that things will change from here onwards?…Let it go then.
Find solutions and see that a good future is still within reach. It may take time, but you’ll get there somehow. Knowing that things will eventually pass, trust in your abilities.
Gather as much self-confidence and know while there’s nothing you can do to change things that have happened, you still have control over your tomorrow.
Use words and terms that leave you feeling empowered. See just how much better you’ll feel with the right kind of self-talk. Look into new opportunities so you can tell your brain to listen to thoughts that can help you create a better future.
Know that as long as you’re doing the best that you can, you can’t beat yourself up too often. When you constantly worry about the opinions of other people, you weigh yourself down.
The trick is to keep all the emotions in check, and know that self-love is still more important. People can only appreciate you when they see that you appreciate yourself.
Learning powerful stress management techniques to relax and reduce stress in your life is crucial for maintaining a healthy body and mind. These stress management tips will help you to achieve a state of balance to live a better and happier life.