Now don’t get me wrong, a little bit of stress in our lives can be a good things, I for one enjoy the stress of serving all the customers at work even though it is tiring. But too much stress or unwanted stress isn’t healthy and you’ll find yourself bogged down in heaps of negativity if you don’t find a way to fight it!
So here are a few tips I’ve used to battle my every day stress monster:
- Keep your body happy!
One key thing to remember is stress puts a huge strain on your body and if you’re not looking after yourself then you’re only going to feel worse. Drink enough water, try and eat healthy meals and get into a regular sleep pattern so you’re getting enough kip! The worst thing you can do is try to combat your stress with another negative outlet like alcohol or smoking. You’ll end up relying on these outlets and becoming more overwhelmed by stress when you can’t get your hands on a bottle or fag.
- Keep a positive mind set!
No matter how crappy you feel it’s very important to stay positive! I know it’s a difficult thing to do when you’re feeling consumed, but finding the silver lining in things or even focusing on the good aspects of your day instead of stressing about the bad will help improve your mental wellbeing. I for one get stressed a lot but I found taking a few minutes out of my day to remind myself that everything will work out helps me find my zen.
- Avoid that stress!
The best way to live stress free is to avoid stress in the first place! I found not caring what people think about me relieved a great deal of stress from my shoulders, you have to remember people are more wrapped up in themselves to care about what you’re doing, so don’t worry! Another way to avoid stress is to not hold grudges, Cole once told me that grudges are like holding hot coal ready to throw at someone, but in the end only you are getting hurt. Don’t let little things get to you because in the grand scheme of things it’s probably very insignificant.
- Find your zen!
I think this is probably the most important one; don’t forget to chill out! It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you take some time for yourself to unwind after a long day. Long walks with loved ones, binge watching Netflix or playing video games! Just don’t forget to chill!
Cole winding down after a long day.. lol he’s gonna kill me 😂
I could go on and on but I’ve just to work and probably should crack on! So I’ll leave you with this..
No matter if you Stress or don’t stress about a situation, the outcome will always be the same.