We all live stressful situations, sometimes life gets though and the only thing we can do is figure out how to get through those moments in a way that help us grow and with the best positive outcome, for this to be positive the way we react is key.
In negative situations if we react to them negatively it can lead to anxiety and depression not only stress, we are all living under pressure and with chronic stress and negative environments make everything worse. We never know when we´re going to be in a completely negative and hard situation so we need to know what to do to keep us in the present moment and be able to figure out strategies that can help us get the best result.
When we are under stress we tend to react to the situation which only makes the problem worse and we make terrible decisions. In many cases things end the worst way possible and the cause of that is the way we reacted to the situation, our mind is amazing at helping us create the worst case scenarios so we get anxious, at those moments we can´t think clearly and the choices we make are based on anxiety, stress and fear when we let those emotions control our decisions we make the worst.
We need to learn to control how we react or how we respond to those situations and we also need to control our emotions, the problem is that this goes on in our subconscious, is a habit, we don´t stop to think what is the best way to react it only happens but we change this by taking control.
The first thing we need to do is stay calm in the middle of negativity, stress, chaos, it may not be possible to walk away from it so you need to know how to calm your mind and body.
Here are some techniques you can use:
1.- Breathing techniques.- When we are in a stress full situation our heart rate increases, adrenaline increases, we are more alert. Stop for a moment and take some deep breathes to calm down, focus on your breathe and take your mind to the present moment, to this for a couple of minutes and then make decisions.
2.- Think positively.- Don´t let your mind start creating all kind of negative outcomes, instead take control of your mind and think of every positive outcome you can imagine and figure out ways to achieve those outcomes.
3.- Take time.- Do not make decisions when you are living though times, if you can take a couple of hours before you decide, in those hours meditate or do some breathing exercises, physical activity also helps.
Controlling the way you respond takes time, and you won´t be able to change it from one day to another, you need to start with small steps every day, we all get angry or annoyed even with small situations we live every single day while driving, in the supermarket. When you are in any situation that stress you just stop and take a deep breath, don´t make the issue bigger than it actually is.
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