The answer to that question is yes. Being stress-free more regularly is very possible. We just have to remember how to get there when we're actually in the stressful situation. To start off, I will admit that I can be pretty bad at managing my stress level and I'm sure all of you can say it as well. How each person deals with it is up to them but I think I've accumulated some good tricks that'll suit every situation and personality. First of all, don't take on more than you can handle. This is normally where the stress kicks in. Here's an imaginary scenario: You've got a lot of work to do that is non negotiable and then somehow you pile on more stuff to do. How it happens is unknown but it just does. Probably because your subconscious is running the show at this point. My tip to you is evaluate what you've got to do for sure then add on things from there. If not, you will drown in work and extra projects. Next, do something you love that'll make your brain go blank for awhile. For me it's music but for you it might be coloring, sleeping, cleaning, watching movies, etc. Whatever it is, just find something to escape to for a little bit. One thing I have to add is organization. I know I've gone off about this at one point or another but it really is a great tool in managing stress. Everything is laid out nicely, things are organized by the day, and it also gets rid of a lot of stuff rolling around in your head. The only annoying thing is sometimes it may not work the best. I mean just look at me. I have a planner, a desk calendar, stacks of notepads, every online organizer you can imagine and I still manage to lose track of what I'm doing. My final piece of advice is to try your best to not let school, or work, or whatever take over your mind. Not only is it stressful but it can also have a negative impact. When your brain is running a million miles a minute, there's no room to stop and breathe. So let it relax for a little bit. Let your body regroup before starting something new. You'll be thankful for it later I guarantee it. If not, feel free to yell at me later.
Hey guys! I hope you're all having a fantastic evening and a great New Year! Today I wanted to touch on something I haven't really touched on and that is positivity. Positivity is a big part of me because it is how I've survived all the crazy things life has thrown at me. Most people really don't get how I can be happy or uplifting. Lots of people always ask, "How did you get through it?" or "Aren't you angry?" My answer to the first question is not only is my family the best at being supportive but they're also the funniest, craziest group of people I know. No matter the situation or my feelings they always make me laugh or smile. Even if they said the dumbest thing in the world. My answer to the second question is, "No." People's minds are very strange things. It's like they expect you to be mad or confused. Granted I am sometimes but that's natural. Overall, I am not mad or confused because I know I was made and given this life for a reason. I've never talked much about religion here but I think it's important in this instance. The Bible says that God never gives you more than you can handle and I believe that. If He didn't think that I had the strength to live this life, He wouldn't have given it to me which is a very big part about why I always answer no to this question because I know that's true 100%. Overall, staying positive comes down to this in my eyes. Remembering that you were made and given this life for a reason, always finding the good things, and not staying angry for too long because that alone could consume your whole mind for a very long time.
Everyone talks about the great things that come with the new year. A restart, a second chance, a time to set goals and dream of things that you want to happen in the coming months. But no one ever talks about the difficulties. Maybe you're in debt, or you lost your job, or just struggling to find your footing in life. Whatever the reason, no one should miss out on the great things because the great things make up for the bad things. If you're somebody in this spot I'm going to tell you something. It gets better. The good will outweigh the bad and the difficult times will pass. This is only one story in your life's book. It doesn't define the rest of it. Remember that as you go through this month and the year. Before I wrap this up, I'll leave you with a final thought. If you're wandering through the dark, all you have to do is believe in yourself. Because believing in yourself is the most important thing you can do to bring the light back into your world and the peace to your soul.