Mark Twain is credited with stating, “I am an old man and I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
• Focus on and work toward the best case scenario. Accept the worst case scenario is possible. If you can accept the worst case scenario; there is nothing to stress about.
• List your goals and action steps. The benefit of a ‘To Do’ list will stop the stress about missing a detail.
• Include fun in your daily routine: Talking to friends/family. Read an inspirational book/article. Watch a funny movie. Take a walk, exercise, etc.
• Ask for support: Talking things out helps the unknown to seem less stressful.
• Make a Decision: Avoid procrastinating about unresolved personal or business issues.
• Avoid procrastinating about doing unpleasant tasks.
• Confront Issues Head-on: It seldom is the issue that causes one to worry. It is the anticipation of the tasks at hand. Deal with issues in a timely manner.
• Relax: Take time to relax. When you notice yourself becoming tense take a 10-minute break. Close your eyes and take deep long breaths through your nose and exhale through your mouth. With each breath visualize yourself meeting your goal on time with ease and stress-free.
• Listen to relaxing music: Relaxing music and/or motivational messages will assist you to shift your thoughts.
• Monitor Your Thoughts: Notice your thoughts and what you say. Replace negative and pessimistic thoughts with powerful and empowering thoughts. Or have a simple phrase to repeat when the going seems to be all up hill. “Calmness is the cradle of power.” -Josiah Gilbert Holland. “This too shall pass.” -Author unknown.
• Keep a journal: Write everything that you stress about. When you see the fallacy in your thinking you will find it easier to shift to positive thinking.
• Take Care of Your Health: Eat healthy food and exercise 2 – 3 times a week. Get 7 – 8 hours of sleep 5 to 7 nights a week. When you nurture your mind, body and spirit, it is easier to keep things in perspective and easier to manage the unexpected.
• Count Your Blessings: You can be thankful for your health, family, freedoms, home, job and the many conveniences you have created.
About Dr. Dorothy
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D., Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author, and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears, and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings. http://www.