It’s no secret that stress affects us all. Everyone has experienced it at one point in time, myself included.
I’ve been dealing with stress since I can remember. At times, it seems like it has been the ever-present force in my life for as long as I can remember - a dark cloud looming overhead ready to follow me wherever I go.
I used to find dealing with the stress overwhelming and made it nearly impossible to focus on anything else. It would become so intense that simple tasks became almost unbearable. In moments of high stress, I found myself struggling to stay out of panic mode and afraid of venturing outside my comfort zone.
In more recent times, however, I’ve begun to figure out how best to deal with the stress in my life. In order to keep my stress levels manageable, I set aside time each day for self-care - even if that means taking just 10 or 20 minutes for short meditations or breathing exercises. This helps me keep anxiety levels under control while providing a peaceful foundation for the day ahead.
Moreover, I know when it’s important for me to reach out and ask for help from friends and family rather than internalizing all my worries and anxieties. It’s tempting not to share what I’m going through with others sometimes, but eventually, talking about our stresses eases them up a bit and opens new perspectives on our issues that we hadn’t considered before!
In short, dealing with stress is always going to be a part of life - but learning how best to cope in these situations is possible! With practice and perseverance comes progress. Taking care of yourself both mentally and physically will make all the difference in facing your struggles head on!