May 11, 2015
Do you find yourself feeling overworked professionally or overwhelmed personally? These types of feelings can be indicative that your needs, desires, and interests have evolved. It can be challenging to deal with life’s difficulties without an effective approach when our established coping methods and problem solving skills are no longer effective. The inability to cope the demands of life can lead to feelings of frustration, stress, helpless, etc.
We experience negative emotions when we have lost control of a situation, or sometimes our lives. Control can only be regained when we choose to see the problem as an opportunity to explore the possibilities of new solutions.
Finding new ways to solve problems can be empowering, and thus life changing. Just as with physical health, we are responsible for maintaining our emotional health. Feeling good emotionally often leads to better personal and professional relationships.
Below are some tips you can use to explore ways to manage stress. These simple strategies can help you find a new perspective and ease stress:
How you think can have a profound effect on your emotional and physical well-being. Each time you think a negative thought about yourself, your body reacts as if it were in the throes of a tension-filled situation. If you see good things about yourself, you are more likely to feel good; the reverse is also true. Eliminate words such as “always,” “never,” “should,” and “must.” These are telltale marks of self-defeating thoughts.
Need more help? Do not hesitate to seek professional help from an Austin mental health practitioner or life coach to get assistance finding effective solutions.