▪️Do you ever have thoughts, feelings, or impulses that attempt to hijack you?
These intense feelings and thoughts come out of nowhere. They show up when you least expect it. It might be anxiety, despair, loneliness, resentment, bitterness, jealousy, or anger. What is your response to this villain who is attempting to take over your mind, body and emotions?
You have two choices: Willingly become a prisoner, or assert yourself and regain control.
▪️Here are: Five Instant Stress Soothers for Counteracting Negative Emotions⤵️
✅ Change your perspective:
You may not be able to control the source of your stress, but you can control the way you respond to it. Change your perspective by reframing what is happening around you. In other words, change your interpretation.
Think about things in a new and positive way.
✅ Let it go:
Be forgiving of others and yourself. There is a difference between conviction and condemnation. Conviction is a healthy form of guilt. If you make a mistake, admit it. Accept responsibility and strive to make things right. Learn from your mistakes. Once you’re dealt with things, let go of all guilt and regret.
✅ Realize that the only person you’re responsible for is yourself:
Sometimes obvious solutions are overlooked by the people who need them the most. Don’t be stressed out about people, circumstances, or events that are beyond your control.
✅ Keep a positive mental outlook:
You can be resilient to stress in everyday life by thinking positively. Be happy, optimistic, upbeat and adventurous. Let setbacks roll off your back. Change the way you look at problems until you find the best solution. Live your life as a winner, and you’ll perform at your best.
✅ Be assertive when you need to be:
It is important to deal with problems immediately and directly. Speak up for yourself.
Don’t stuff your feelings, or attempt to de-stress by overeating, smoking, or drinking excessively. You can be assertive and still be considerate of the feelings of others.
Hope these instant stress soothers, help you get through the rest of this Sunday…
Wishing you a stress-free Sunday, ☺️
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