Stress!

Somehow life always manages to sneak in little tests, to see how well I can handle stressful situations. Things I thought were long past and resolved, recently popped their ugly heads out of the sand. The surprise of it all always has me staring at the offending event wordlessly. Like if I stare long and hard enough—it will vanish. Becoming invisible. But, alas—this is life. And while my first response to stress is to feel—-well, stress, I now counter that pretty quickly and get myself back in the game. I choose not to let it control me anymore.

Things happen. Some things we can change or fix or talk about. Some things we can’t. Stress is feeling helpless to do anything. And even if it’s something we can actually fix—feeling stress about it only makes it worse.

Here’s a few ways I manage stress (beside my beloved hypnosis!) 🙂

1. Spend some time with kind, positive people

2. Get a full night’s sleep

3. Exercise

4. Try to learn something. Do better in the future

5. Cry or Laugh. Or both.

6. Breathe.

What do you do to manage stress naturally?

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