In today’s world, it’s practically impossible to avoid all kinds of stress. And besides, not all situations can be avoided all because it’s causing you stress. However, that’s not to say that there aren’t any stressors you’re needlessly subjecting yourself to. Find out what these stressors are and how to eliminate them with this guide.
Learn to refuse
As simple as it sounds, learning to say the word “no” helps to keep your stress levels in check. Saying no means being able to recognize your limits and stick to them. It means being able to recognize when you can no longer take in more than you can handle.
Learn to avoid people who cause stress
This is easier said than done, especially if it’s your family that’s causing you stress. But for the most part, it’s perfectly doable to avoid people who people who consistently cause your stress levels to go through the roof. If you can’t find a way to turn these relationships around, you’re probably better off avoiding them and saving yourself the grief.
Recognize stressors in your environment
If you find your head throbbing and heart racing just by watching the evening news, then by all means, stop watching it. If traffic gets your blood pressure up, take a longer route with fewer cars. If you can’t handle going to the market yourself, then shop online.
Avoid talking about controversial topics
If you’re someone who’s easily upset over politics, religion, and other hot button topics, avoid talking about them. There’s a time for a good argument, and there’s a time to just avoid giving yourself more trouble than you deserve.
Reduce your workload
Go over your schedule, daily tasks, and responsibilities to determine if you more than you can handle on your plate. You can then triage your to-dos, separating them by urgency and dropping tasks that don’t need your time and attention.