Stress is something that everyone feels, regardless of who you are. It is a natural part of being human.
The unfortunate part is that if you let your stress get out of hand and let it dominate your life, you’re likely to suffer from a slew of negative health effects, like high blood pressure, and more serious conditions like depression, anxiety disorder, and substance abuse.
Don’t let your stress lead you down a destructive path. Use these four tips from the mentally strong to overcome your stress:
Acknowledge that stressful things will always happen
Even the best laid plans of mice and men often go askew, as Robert Burns would say. Meaning, you can plan all you want, but at the end of the day, sometimes life throws you a curveball the likes of which you’ve never seen.
Know that you can handle anything that comes your way; see stressful situations as opportunities to overcome adversity.
How your inner dialogue speaks during times of duress can be your bane or your savior.