Having a Diploma in Stress Management gives me more understanding of how my stress works. Taking my stress away helps me deal with the issues I have to deal with. Taking away stress away 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 their demands are likely to create more stress. Perhaps we need to think about whether the demands or request they’re asking is fair. If the demand was placed on someone else and not you, would you see it as being fair?
As a child I never said no. But if what they’re asking isn’t right, then you need to say no, but give your reasons rather than giving a list of excuses. You are merely refusing the request and not the person. Or maybe a compromise can be reached by you 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.
Look at the issues that are causing you stress. To manage stress, look at the people you have in your life. Rather than wait for the stress to pass, try to deal with stress when you experience it. Things always feel different through the benefit of hindsight.
Try to manage the issues that are causing you unnecessary stress. Plan new and positive experiences, so that you can focus on what you have to gain. Be honest with yourself so that you understand what you’re finding stressful, even if someone else might see it as trivial.
It’s not for them to judge.