Stress has become a serious problem in our society of hurry up and accomplish. At some point we have to be ready to acknowledge that we do not have to live this way. And that there are solutions. For me, I rely on meditation and taking long walks. What really works for you?
This is a paid contributing affiliate post. That means that the owner of this blog did not write the entire post.
Stress is the number one problem that people are trying to tackle. It’s become so normalized and people just think of an incredibly stressful life as being a symptom of the modern world and, most importantly, something you just have to deal with.
When you accept that you can’t change your stressful life you open yourself up to it and it can have so many negative effects on your emotional and physical health. The thing is, you don’t have to accept your life that way. All of the things that cause us stress are things that we can change or get rid of so we can live a much happier life.
These are some of the biggest causes of stress that you can deal with today.
Financial problems are probably one of the biggest causes of stress, particularly among young people who are struggling with low wages and a rapidly increasing cost of living. There are situations where you can’t change the amount of money that you’re earning and you are going to struggle to make ends meet.
But you can make things a lot easier if you change your attitude to spending. Taking out guarantor loans or using credit cards are short term solutions to money problems that only end up getting you into a worse position. You need to change your thinking and start looking to the long term.
Make cutbacks where you can and start trying to build up some savings, even if that means you can’t go out and do fun things for a couple of months. It’s better to spend a few months being bored from time to time than it is to spend your whole life constantly stressing about money.
Having at least two months of expenses as savings in your bank, give you some breathing space. And a way to have a back up plan should you ever need it. So do figure out how to save as much as possible. For your peace of mind.
Everybody seems to have an idea of what they should be doing with their life, but it’s rarely based on their own opinions. Instead, it’s based on outside pressure from friends and family members. The pressure to get a certain job, or act and dress in a certain way because that’s what other people do can be overwhelming and lead you to get very stressed about your current situation in life.
It is important to find ways to hold your own inner truth and then live it, no matter what the external pressure is like.
Comparing yourself to other people is never going to make you happy and the thing is, they’re probably doing exactly the same thing and comparing themselves to you. The only person that matters is you. If you’re happy with how things are that’s fine, if you aren’t then you need to make changes. Learning to measure success based on personal goals and ambitions rather than outside expectations is the key to living a stress free life.
Everybody gets stressed at work sometimes and this is one of the places that we tend to ignore it most. Work is stressful, that’s just how it is. Except, it doesn’t have to be and that’s not a healthy attitude. If you’re finding that you get home at the end of every day feeling stressed out and exhausted, something’s wrong.
You should either speak with your boss and see what they can do, or start looking for another job.
Stress isn’t a natural part of life and you don’t have to deal with it.
Life is not a dress rehearsal, it is your opportunity to shine your light. Living in doing what you are not loving, is not feeding your heart. Do find ways to listen to your heart rather than the external forces. You will end your stress that way.
How is stress impacting your life and world? What do you do to lessen it? Please share your answers and solutions here.
In peace and gratitude,
FOUNDER , success-full-living.com, living one heart-centric moment at a time