Dealing with stress

Having a Diploma in Stress Management gives me more understanding of how my own stress works. Taking my stress away helps me deal with my physical issues, and also allows me to focus on staying positive so that I can make better decisions, particularly around my health.

I believe there are ways to deal with stress. For example, not being afraid to say no to unreasonable demands from family, particularly if we feel their demands are likely to create more stress. Perhaps we need to think about whether what they’re asking is fair. If the demand was placed on someone else, would you see it as fair?

As a child I never said no. But if what family are asking isn’t right, then we need to say no, but with reasons rather than a list of excuses. We are refusing the request, not the person. Or maybe a compromise can be reached; we could try offering an alternative. If the time isn’t right but the request is, an explanation will help the other person understand why it can’t be done when they want.

Perhaps we must look at the issues and the people that are causing us stress.  Rather than wait for the stress to pass, we must deal with it when we experience it. Things always feel different with the benefit of hindsight.

We must try to manage the issues that are causing us unnecessary stress. Plan new and positive experiences, so that we can focus on what we have to gain. Be honest with ourselves so that we understand what we’re finding stressful, even if someone else might see it as trivial. It’s not for them to judge.


10 Jun, 2010

6 thoughts on “Dealing with stress

  1. Sounds like you have really done your homework on this subject and it’s always helpful to learn new ways of dealing with stress! I don’t always know of good ways to deal with stress. I’ll have to continue paying attention to your blogs so I can learn more about it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas!

    1. Thanks for your support Randy. It will be good to have you back on the site. It can be difficult when dealing with stress and we don’t always get it right, but I am sure the more we deal with stress the more we find ways to work through stress.

  2. I agree with everything you have written in this blog and have actually been implementing these tactics into my life and am finding it easier to cope with life. There are other exterior stresses such as bills and finances and such that are a horse of another color. I hope you will be addressing these as well. I love the information I receive from you Ilana it always helps. Thanks, Brian.

    1. Thanks Brian. Once you master the art of dealing with stress you will master the art of sorting out your bills and finances. Promise you.

  3. I have a method that I learned from a book on wicca and now I’ve seen it in new Stress Management books. It basically describes how to lower your brain waves to the alpha level. I have used it on and off since I was 17. Also qi gong (breathing exercises).

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