May 2021 Knowledge Newsletter
Stressful times can be challenging you but they can also help you discover new inner strengths. When stressed, we tend not to look for new ways to cope as long as life still seems manageable. It is only when you feel like you have hit rock bottom, that you search for new ways of doing things and discover abilities you did not know you possessed.
Managing Your Stress
Here are some tips that can help you thrive in tough times:
Be kind to yourself daily. Do nourishing activities such as reading something inspiring, listening to relaxing music, taking a bubble bath, having a cup of tea, going to your favorite spot in nature, getting a massage or talking with supportive people.
Find relaxation techniques that work for you such as deep breathing, meditation, imagery, music and do these daily or whenever you feel stressed. Deep breathing is the quickest way to relax.
Stay in the moment and don’t project ahead. Stress is more manageable when you stay focused only on the present. Worrying about dire future possibilities can cause illness, accidents and errors in judgment that can only compound your problems.
Ask for help and accept support. This can be difficult for people who prize self-sufficiency but it is as important to receive, as it is to give. Don’t deprive friends and family of the pleasure of helping you when you need it. Shared burdens provide opportunities for enhanced closeness and appreciation for one another.
Trust you have what it takes to deal with life’s challenges. Think back to times when you successfully coped with challenges in the past. What natural strengths did you rely upon in those situations and focus on those inner resources now?
Visualize your future as you would want it to be. When you leave your house, you have a plan to go grocery shopping, to the bank, etc. No one drives around aimlessly. Visualizing your future is the same as making plan of where you want to go.
Don’t limit yourself by believing that it can never happen. Be creative and open to all possibilities. In order to manifest your dreams, you must let go of old beliefs of limitation. Trust that you have what it takes to allow change in and to grow.
Be creative. Doing creative activities reduces stress and distracts you from thinking about your problems. Experiment with new recipes, write a poem, play music, do a craft, take a dance class or do anything that feels creative to you.
Allow yourself to daydream. Take yourself away on an imaginary holiday by closing your eyes and going somewhere you've been or somewhere you've always dreamed of.
Stressful times provide the best opportunities to explore ways to live more harmoniously with yourself and others. Forgive yourself for your mistakes or paths not taken, as well as any people, who may have caused you harm, knowingly or unknowingly. Do this to be kind to yourself because releasing past burdens allows you to lighten your load.
Be grateful for your strengths and all you have, even if they are not all that you want. The law of attraction in always at work so positive thinking brings positive people and things into your life. Make a list of all that you are grateful for. Gratitude allows you to approach life from a place of strength rather than as a victim.
Take an inventory of all the things that just don't feel right in your life or that are causing you stress, such a people or situations. Once you have your list, look at what you can change in yourself, and do it. Use this list to prevent stressful situations from happening by making a plan of how to deal with them in advance.
Keep your life and physical space clear of clutter as it can really impact your mental, emotional and physical health. Get rid of things that don't make you happy when you look at them. Find a place for everything and keep it there. Stay away from negative people who bring you down.
Laugh out loud every day. Don't let your stress get the better of you! Take advantage of these stressful times to re-create your life by nourishing yourself, staying present, accepting support, trusting your resilience, visioning possibilities and letting go of the past and perceived limitations.
If you are having difficulty with dealing with these stressful times and need assistance, please feel free to contact me. I am available for personal, telephone or readings over Skype, relationship coaching at any time by clicking on www.sharoncheney.com or calling me at 505 474-6363 or 514 312-2451.
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