Do you feel as if stress was just part of your job description? Then here’s good news. You can actually control the amount of stress you experience–whether at work or at home. For that matter, do you know why you feel stressed? It’s probably because you’re worrying about future things that you can’t control. Another way to put this is that stress is just worry under a different name. This makes it sound not quite so wimpy as nobody ever gets called a “stress-wart.” Given the fact that stress is really just worry about the future, the best cure for stress is to live in the present. Here are some ways you can do this.
Pray or meditate every day
If you do this correctly both meditation and prayer work to put your thoughts in the present. When you focus on your breathing, the presence of God in your life or the energy flowing through your body, there’s just no way for stress to take over your brain. These activities can help you train your mind to be “mindful” and create a respite from stress.
Set a time each day for planning
You can’t achieve your goals without planning but planning means imagining the future, which can include problems and setbacks. Try to limit your planning or future thinking to a set time every day. You can then spend the rest of your time executing what you need to do now as part of your daily plan.
Separate yourself from results
Once you’ve created a plan, focus on the steps and not on the outcome. Believe that the plan you’ve created and are now executing is the best plan conceivable unless events prove otherwise.
Focus on what’s working and what’s not
Keep track of which actions are leading you towards your objectives and which seem to be leading you astray. Don’t get stressed about your “failures” while they’re happening. Instead, use the notes you’ve made to adjust your plan.
Realize the concept of “too much” is meaningless
If you feel you’re stressed out because you have too much to do, all you have to do is follow the guidelines given in this article and you’ll realize that the concept of “too much” has no meaning. You’re going to get done what you get done. You can prioritize what’s most important and then just forget about those things that are just not going to get done. If your prioritize correctly, you’ll always be getting the important stuff done and “don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Stay in the moment
Let’s suppose you’re in the middle of your workday, and get some really disastrous news. There are two ways you can react to this news. First, you could freak out and obsess about what’s happened and might happen next–even though none of that has happened yet. Or if you can remain in the moment, you could just take note of the fact that the event has happened, and then can continue on with whatever it is you’re doing. At a later time, when you’re feeling relaxed and creative, you can work out a step-by step plan for dealing with the “disaster.”
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