How to React to Stressful Situations?
Dealing with stressors needs ability and experience and an inner power of fighting with something that bothers you. Sometimes, after a long term stress it becomes more and more difficult to remain calm and analyze the situation with a clear mind. Some of us handle stress better because of the inner balance; others are easily over-thrown by every stressful situation, their state getting a more serious turn – depression or chronic stress.
In dealing with stress a very important factor proved to be a healthy and a balanced lifestyle, so when stressful situations occur you’ll be armed and ready to successfully overpass them.
Some easy tips on how to cope with stressful situations in your life
When such situations occur, first you must ask yourself what you can do and then react. If it’s a little incident that bothers you, calm down and count to ten. Your positive thinking and your clear mind would give you a sign if the situation deserves your attention or your brain cells being overburden.
In dealing with stressful situations analyze and try to understand what bothers you, if you’re not overreacting and if another person is implicated try to put yourself in his shoes. Be as realistic as you can. Don’t let emotions affect your clear mind and don’t let others emotions affect you.
When coping with stressors that can’t be avoided, a great exercise for you will be to raise an invisible wall between you and the person/situation/event that stresses you. Sometimes, if it’s possible it would be wiser to go away from stressor; if it’s not possible you can change your thoughts to positive ones. Just replace bad thoughts with good ones.
Try to avoid as much as possible unpleasant situations, conversations, people that makes you nervous and anxious. Learn to forgive and forget. No one is perfect and we all do mistakes.
Treat yourself well and treat well other people too.
Choose an activity or choose to do something that you like most and do it everyday. It can be playing an instrument, reading a book, watching a movie, walking in a quiet place or meeting with family or friends.
Also it’s very important to do some exercise because physical exercise proved to be very efficient in fighting with stress.
In stressful situations remain calm and patient, analyze the stressor and ask yourself if it is so important to you.
When facing long time stressful situations consider a therapy in case you feel you’re loosing control over your life.
One of the most important things is to have a strong network of supportive family members and friends. It would be a great buffer against stressing situations. On the other hand the lonelier you are, the more vulnerable you are to stressors.
Another important thing is your attitude. People with an optimistic attitude are exposed less to the stressors and easier accept changes. Also the ability to deal with your emotions plays a great role in fighting with stress. If you don’t know how to remain calm in stressful situations it would be harder to get back in balance.
Now that you’ve read this article you’ll be more informed when it comes to deal with stressors and face a stressful situation. Remember to remain calm whatever happens.