Why am I so stressed?

Why am I so stressed?

Why am I so stressed?by Jacquie Wise

A Wise Way to manage stress…

We talk about managing stress, but I believe we need to learn how to minimise our reactions, so that we’re able to let things wash over us.

Let’s say the traffic lights are not changing from red to green fast enough. One person’s blood pressure will rise and they’ll start swearing and getting tense.

Another person will accept the situation and will use the moment of waiting to pause and relax.  Maybe do some mindfulness meditation for a minute.

A friend of mine told me a quote that has stuck in my mind:

Stress is resistance to what is.

That concept fits with a poem I came across, which is useful for acceptance, for letting go and for minimising stress.

This is how it is
Not how it was
Might have been
Should have been
Not how I wanted it to be
Hoped it would be
Planned it would be.
I accept that this is how it is.
Now I can get on with my life
In a positive way.

(Author unknown but very much appreciated.)

So next time you get yourself in a stew about something (especially if it’s something minor) tell yourself  ‘It is what it is’ and teach yourself to go with the flow.

Would you like to learn more techniques for reducing stress and learning some mindfulness meditation? If so, contact me directly to arrange a convenient appointment time.


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