It’s no secret that life can get pretty stressful at times. Whether you are dealing with a chaotic day at work or putting up with the stress of everyday life, everyone gets their fair share of punches.
Unfortunately, smooth seas never made a skilled sailor. In other words, you never learn anything if you are always playing it safe.
Take a step back
Sometimes it is best to take a step back and breathe. This practice will help center your thoughts and oftentimes help you to rationalize the situation.
You don’t always need to live in the moment. Sometimes you need to separate yourself from the moment to gain perspective.
Once you gain perspective, you can learn what needs to be done differently and where the changes need to be made.
Talk through your problem
Talking with your mentor or others who have had more life experience is a great tool to take advantage of.
Whether you are just having a stressful day or an actual problem, talking it through is always a great way to help navigate and evaluate the next steps. Those who aren't directly in the situation, often have a different perspective and an easier solution that you didn't recognize before.
I am the kind of person who likes to keep everything to myself, but learning to talk with people has been a real game-changer when it comes to making the right decision.
Focus on what can be controlled
You can’t control everything. Stressing over an uncontrollable situation will only cause more stress.
Live and learn. Think about it, would you be half the person you are today if you didn’t have to put up with the things you do? For any normal person, the answer is probably no.
This exact moment, you will never be able to get back. Enjoy where you are in life and learn as you go.
To sum it all up. Life can be so stressful at times. The stress wont affect you as much if you are using the correct practices. Step outside of the problem, ask a third party or mentor for advice, and focus on what can be controlled.