Thursday, March 5, 2020

3 Tips for Staying Balanced during Stressful Times

No matter who you are, or how satisfied you may generally be with your circumstances in life, it is a sure thing that you will go through stressful times, and will periodically have to deal with frustration, disappointment, and other unwelcome emotions and situations.

Whenever you are going through a stressful time, one of the most important things to be able to do is to take a deep breath, take a step back, and to work to regain a sense of balance – so that you can withstand the situation better, and also so that you can more effectively resolve it.

Here are a few tips for staying balanced during stressful times.

Keep yourself busy, and remain proactive
Whenever you’re going through a stressful situation, it will be very important for you to strike the right balance between thinking things through and figuring out solutions, and actually taking action.

All too often, it’s the case that people will tend to retreat into their own heads, and will get caught up in their negative and ultimately counter-productive thought loops in these sorts of circumstances.

Generally speaking, keeping yourself busy, and remaining proactive, is a great antidote to this kind of overthinking. It allows you to continually address issues as they arise, and this, in turn, will help to build your confidence in your abilities to overcome those trials and tribulations, as well.

“Keeping yourself busy” might mean something like contacting a care organisation such as Helping Hearts, or it might mean just going for a walk and getting the grocery shopping out of the way.

Whatever the case, staying busy can be a very powerful thing.

Do what you can, but at some point consider leaving things up to “fate”
The term “fatalism” definitely doesn’t sound too appealing, and the concept isn’t exactly very popular with the general public, either.

Here’s a twist, though: you should, by all means, do what you can to prepare for things, and to ensure that you have the best possible chance of dealing with things in the right way. But, at some point, you might want to consider “leaving things to fate.”

Ultimately, this is another way of saying that you should relax and stop obsessing about the outcome once things are beyond your direct control. Often, this outlook will help you to more effectively plan for and deal with issues, and also reduce your overall stress and anxiety levels, too.

Focus on what matters most, and try to cut out a good deal of the rest
If you’re going through a stressful time, it pretty much goes without saying that you will have more than enough on your plate, and that you could benefit substantially from cutting down the number of things you have to focus on at any given time.

There will always be certain things that matter the most to you, and that have the greatest overall potential to sway your circumstances in a positive direction.

As much as you can, focus the bulk of your energy and attention on those things, and try to cut out a good deal of the rest. Stay busy, but don’t be overwhelmed by redundant stuff.

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