Things That Cause Stress: Identifying and Eliminating Stress
When it comes to stress, some of us are such slaves to it that it tends to control us. We can't seem to do anything about it. Some of us are stressed at work, and everyday we go to work just to get more stressed until we dread going to work. Some people are stressed out at home or even stressed by their social lives. Whatever happens to make you stressed, the key to relieving that stress is identifying what it is that makes you stressed, finding out what it is about that situation that makes you stressed, and facing it so that you are no longer a slave to the power of stress.
Identifying and eliminating stressors in our life may sound easy, but it is nothing of the sort. Many things cause stress, and whatever the stressor is, you have to identify it. For instance, if you dread going to work everyday, there must be something at work that causes you stress. Maybe you're a salesperson and you have a pressure to perform, or maybe you're a doctor and you feel as though you're not good enough to help anyone. Whatever the stress may be, you have to find out what it is. Pinpoint the stressor as best you can, because only by identifying the thing that may cause stress can you hope to eliminate it.
When you find out what it is that may cause stress in your life, you have succeeded in half the battle. Let's go back to the example of the salesperson who feels pressured about getting sales. That person has identified the stressor, and now they can work on eliminating it. To eliminate the stress of not getting enough sales, the salesperson must focus on that stressor. That person must be reminded that he or she is doing the best they can and that's all they can do. If they're truly doing the best they can do and they're still not getting sales, then maybe there's something else at work that's preventing that person from selling. By focusing on that idea, they can just fix it, or at least they won't waste time stressing about it.
Separate Yourself from the Situation
It sounds easy but it can be difficult when you're the one feeling stressed. When something tends to cause stress in your life, you have to focus on it. Separate yourself from the situation and think of possible ways to solve your particular problem. The important thing to do is to relax and think of the situation in a calm manner, only then can you hope to relieve that stressor.
When something tends to cause stress in our lives, we tend to try and avoid that situation. That is not how you get rid of the stress, it's merely a way to avoid it. If it can't be avoided, then it causes us more stress and it turns into a vicious cycle. Next time you feel stressed, identify what is causing you stress and then try and eliminate it. In no time, you'll feel better and you'll be more prepared to tackle any problem that comes your way.
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