We’ve all been through it. Whether at work, home or in our relationships. Stress, somehow finds a way to appear in our lives.
I remember when I first started my current job, I would let stress rule my life. I would wake up in the middle of the night, drenching in sweat, over a dream (or should I say nightmare) about things that I may have missed doing at work, or a situation that had happened. I found it difficult to separate life and work because “stress” made sure the two were connected in every way
I realised enough was enough, I had to do something about this, as it was ruining my home life and starting to affect my personal relationships, most importantly, my wellbeing.
I began to think of ways I could resolve this and thought of the below points which helped tremendously.
I came across a quote –
“If you have time to worry about it, you have time to pray about it!”
I decided it was time to pray and ultimately this is really what helped the situation. What calmed my spirit was a scripture which could be found in Philippians Ch 4 V 6-7 and it reads – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.
I had to quote this scripture in prayer and also pray for the peace of God which surpasses all understanding. When I came across “stressful” situations at work, Gods peace would be like a covering to remove any anxiety and stress.
2. Be realistic
Sometimes we feel we need to say yes to everything. It’s only human nature to want to make others happy (well some peoples nature). However, what about us? Are we neglecting our happiness by accepting task that are beyond our reach to complete.
Don’t put yourself in a situation you feel uncomfortable with. People do value honesty.
3. Take Time Out
Take a break guys! You’re not a super human, you are human and we need to remember this. We sometimes feel we need to transform into a transformer to defeat the worries and stresses of this world. No, just no hun.
Give your brain a rest and really take a breathier. Get some rest. This will help you to reflect on what needs to be done and also will give you a clearer outlook on the day ahead.
4. A healthy Diet
Our diet sometimes can contribute to our stress levels. For example, a lack of water can cause headaches and a lack in protein can make one tired all the time. This can come in line with taking time out. Yes, we all have busy lives or are striving to achieve our goals however sometimes I feel there isn’t enough time in the day to complete every task. By maintaining a healthy diet this will help us to complete our work to the best of our ability, whilst being attentive and full of energy.
I really hope these points helped you as much as it has helped me!
I’d love to know if you have any other tips on how to over come stress