Cross out Unnecessary Stress from Your Life
Without your knowing it, you tend to do things that add to your own stress unnecessarily. Doing so eventually increases your stress resulting to its eventual accumulation, making you more prone to breaking in the long run. The effects of accumulated stress are evident in a variety of physical, emotional, and mental symptoms, which differ on a per individual basis. Besides, people who are exposed to too much stress become vulnerable to unhealthy behaviors in the likes of excessive consumption of harmful substances. To help you unburden yourself of these unnecessary stressors, it would do you best to cross out some bad habits or aspects of your life that do you more harm than good. Here are three of them.
Stop being a â¬ÅYes-man.
If you are the kind of person who is too nice for your own good that you always have to go out of your way to accommodate others, even if it means putting even your own agenda and health at risk, then you are in for one very stressful and needlessly burdening existence. It goes without mentioning that none of us can please everyone no matter how hard we try, so why go through great lengths just to meet others' demands/expectations? Before you open your mouth to say â¬ÅYes again to another demand or request, stop and assess the matter seriously first. There is nothing wrong with being helpful and accommodating; however, overdoing it by spreading yourself too thin could only lead to your ruin in the end.
Banish crazymakers from your life.
Crazymakers are those people in your life who drive you round the bend and stress you out immensely. There is no one category for crazymakers, and the way they drive you crazy can vary greatly and accordingly, depending on the role they play in your life. Nevertheless, regardless of what they do to stress you out so, the fact remains that they are those kind of people whose toxic company you really do not need at all. If you can banish them for good, do so without hesitation. For all you know, you might also be doing them a favor by staying out of their lives. However, if for whatever reason you just can't do away with them, limit the time you spend with them and teach yourself to put up a mental barrier that keeps you from absorbing their negative energy.
Be in charge of what goes on in your environment.
Certain aspects of your environment can add to your unnecessary stress. A few common examples are watching/listening/ reading the daily news, being trapped in the daily rush hour traffic, and waiting in a long line at grocery stores. You do not have to resign yourselves to any such nuisances if you do not want to. Such matters can be handled easily by incorporating necessary changes in order to avoid them. For example, if you get stressed out by watching the dismal news aired daily, then watch another program or do something else you find enjoyable. If rush hour traffic is your problem, then leave earlier than usual or take another route. As prevalent as these aspects are in our environment, you always have the choice to circumvent them if you choose to.