Good (really, really ridiculously early) morning!
It’s just hit midnight here and I’m bringing you some advice about stress! Why I’m doing this right now – who knows, it’s the weekend! I’m about that kind of life.
So, I’m a massive stress ball. Anything and everything can stress me out. The major contributor for stress is money. Ah, yes, the ‘Ol finances. Unfortunately if you aren’t born into a wealthy family or win the lottery – you are going to worry about your finances. Probably a lot. Actually, no, more than a lot. Whatever is more than a lot – you are feelin’ it.
Another contributor is work. Work can drive you bonkers some days, and other days it’s driving you just that little bit less bonkers. Regardless, you are still stressed.
There are many other contributors – but when you take that step back, you can see that this is all changeable. You can change these factors of stress. Life is a state of mind. Now, I’m not going to give you a massive hippy spill on life, because it isn’t realistic. When you look at your position realistically from a practical sense, that is when everything clears up for you. That is when you can take a clear step into the right direction. Stress can cause major health concerns, concerns that you do not need nor want. Stress is also a major contributor for suicidal tendencies. Sometimes when you work yourself up over so many things all at once, it can become far too much for yourself to cope with. It’s entirely understandable that it becomes a position for you that is entirely overwhelming and daunting.
It’s important to:
A) Take 3 deep breaths. Sometimes, breathing is all that you need. For some, breathing is the most effective soothing technique and if you work on it, it may prevent you from overwhelming yourself.
B) Take a realistic approach. If you take a step back and you can go “Money is money, it comes and goes” and look at how money is just an object, it isn’t your life. It’s required, yes, but you can always work around it and always talk to someone if you are in need and you can resolve your situation. All you need is time and patience. If work is overwhelming you, you can take a realistic approach and see that you can find other workplaces to fulfil your needs and put your mind back onto the path of happiness – maybe find something that caters to your passions and things that you have always wanted to try. You can make a negative situation into a positive one in the flick of a switch.
C) Talk to someone. As cliche as it is, when you are stressed, talking to someone about why you are stressed and defuse your situation verbally can really help. I find when I am in an overwhelmed situation, I wind myself up more by repeating scenarios in my mind as well as talking myself down in my mind. Soon as I talk to someone, my entire outlook changes and it is incredibly beneficial to hear someone else’s perspective.
D) Physical release. Now, I don’t mean to punch someone in the elbow – that wouldn’t be very nice and I would get into trouble for recommending that. So, no, unfortunately that isn’t happening today folks. Maybe tomorrow. But anyway, physical release really helps stress. Such as finding a sport you may like to try to distract your mind elsewhere for a few hours in your day. Potentially even self defence classes or even something as simple as the gym or a yoga class. I’m a bad example, I literally don’t do any of these but I really badly want to. I’m thinking of self defence classes as they look fantastic and I would love to give it a go. That is a goal of mine, so I will let you all know how it goes. However, I deeply recommend an outlet because if you bottle up stress it won’t be pretty for the receiving end.
Well – that is just a few useful tips I would like to spread across the board for you all. At the end of the day, as I have said previously – life is just a state of mind. If you wake up saying “Today is going to be a shit day” the chances are – it will be. Because you aren’t giving the day the best shot that it deserves, a negative mind frame stems a negative day. If you try your best to, I guess, look on the bright side of life – your perspective takes a whole new change and you will be surprised at the difference in your energy levels and in yourself. Happiness helps you feel great and motivated for what the world decides to throw at you. Sometimes you just get given challenging cards in your day, but it’s up to you to decide how you play them and what works best for you.
So that’s it for now – I hope you are all having a great day! JOTD will be up at 3PM later today. For now, I’m going to bed as it still feels like Saturday for me. Weird.
If you are going through a rough patch and would like someone to talk to, my emails are always welcome for you. (My email is in my description)
Speak soon my sunflowers!