Life has ups and downs. So, how do you manage stress during those difficult times?
Try to distract yourself and seek to disconnect from the stressful situation, find a totally different activity, go for a walk, bathe, listen to music, and immerse yourself into nature if possible. Talk about the subject if you need it to relieve yourself, but try to find the positives in it, rather than purely focusing on the negative situation.
Work internally in accepting the situations that you can’t change Remember that while you may not be able to change the situation, you can change your thoughts and your response to that situation. By focusing on the positives, however small, you can change your feelings and thoughts, little by little.
When there is painful or shocking news, try to avoid watching or listening if you can, because you are vulnerable to take on the negative aspects of that news.
You can be aware of the damage your thoughts cause you, and at the same time responsible for what comes into your mind and what you create with all that. Make the decision to choose the thought, the activity, and the people that are beneficial to you.
Take a deep breath, meditate and relax. Bring to your mind and heart all the good that builds you positively from within. Move your thoughts to those beautiful and rewarding moments that you have had in your life, and have the optimism to realize that there are things you cannot change, but you are fully in control of your thoughts.
Choose your thoughts wisely. They help create your life.