Find something that help you to relax when something gets you worked up. For some it is exercise while others love meditation. Do what works for you. If you’re not sure, talk to your friends about how they relax and try out their suggestions. Some people find that counting to 10 works but others find it makes the situation worse!
While it might not relax you instantly, exercise offers many other benefits. It will help to stretch your muscles and releases chemicals in the brain to make you feel happier. You will also have time to yourself and to focus on your body instead of your problems. In fact, you may find that exercise gives you the solution you’ve been spending hours searching for.
Think about if there is an immediate solution to your problem. If there’s nothing that you can do then there’s no point in stressing about it. If there is something that you can do but it’s going to take a while, tell yourself how long it will take and stop worry about it right now.
If there is a solution, you will need to start putting the steps in place to make that happen. By knowing that you are doing something about it, it won’t worry you as much and will help you relax further. If you’re struggling for a solution, decide whether there really is one! Just because you want there to be something you can do doesn’t mean there is.
Find someone you can confide in. This helps to take the weight off your own shoulders and they may be able to offer a solution that you never thought about. They may be able to help in another way, such as babysitting to give you time to yourself or loaning you money during your financial problems.
You may feel stressed because you’re looking at everything too negative. Take a step back and have a more positive outlook on life. This can take some time to get used to but is very effective. When something bad happens, find a good reason for it. For example, if you miss an important delivery, it just means that you get more exercise the next day to pick it up.
Stop working around others and allow yourself some ‘me’ time. This is often one of the hardest things to do and stresses many people out. Even if it just an hour for your lunch, turn your phone off and do something that you want to instead of doing something for others.