Here Are Some Great Ways To Relieve Stress
I was in my twenties when I first learnt about stress and how a change in thinking could eliminate it. I was working for a boss who was gruff, rude and arrogant, totally disliked throughout the organisation I worked for. He hated people being late and would make their life difficult. I was not enjoying my job anymore and I felt I was on my last days. I was having late nights and it was a struggle for me to get out of bed in the mornings and turn up for work.
It was a 22 minute drive to work and I used to allow myself 15 odd mins to get there. In those days the roads were still a little lawless but no matter how crazy I drove, it would be impossible to get there on time. Of course I was young and didn’t know that I was doing this subconsciously to annoy a boss I didn’t like. Many mornings were spent at traffic lights willing them to change or stuck behind cars whilst I tried to blow them off the road and out of my way with only my mind. I was trying to put square pegs in round holes. That was stress and I couldn’t see what I was doing to myself. In fact this bad start to the day, permeated through my whole day and affected everything I did by not allowing me to be in the best mood I could be in.
Then one day it suddenly occurred to me to do things differently. I had a shift in thinking. If got to sleep at a reasonable hour and I got up 30 minutes earlier each day, if I did something positive in the mornings and left for work early, my whole day would be different. This was so simple and it worked really well, it was also the start of a couple of decades of personal development.
Over the years helping others I was amazed at how may people try to fit square pegs into round holes and get upset when it doesn’t work.
Reducing or eliminating stress is all about two things. The first is learning to be present and out of your negative or stressful thought process. The second is being kind to yourself.