Sunday, 20 December 2015

Things To Remember When You Are Stressed

Oh, Stress! I bet that at least 70% of you reading this post felt stressed today! Maybe you felt stressed because of an exam, a group presentation, an interview or simply just going about your daily activities! Stress forms and takes shape in many different ways and everyone will be affected in different ways but it is more than likely that everyone will be affected by stress at some point in their life. Being stressed is okay! Small, manageable amounts are part of normal healthy living, however, stress that is debilitating or life inflicting should be taken seriously. If you have any worries or concerns about your own personal stress levels then you should definitely seek help from a professional. Today, I thought I would share with you some things to remember next time you are stressed which hopefully might make coping with your stress levels easier and less challenging. I am no mystic mag and I definitely am not a qualified professional, so don't expect any groundbreaking advice!

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#1 WHATS THE WORST THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?!

I hate it when people say this to me, so I am sorry for giving this advice because I know it can be annoying, but it is a highly important thing to remember. The thing with stress is that it escalates. You get stressed about one thing which then starts you off like a chain of dominos and before you know it you are stressed about things that aren't going to happen. When people are stressed they focus on the worst that is going to happen either because they have seen it on TV etc. Or their imagination makes up these situations which have a very slim chance of happening! Stress affects people's ability to be able to think straight so if you do feel stressed its important to try and tell yourself what you think is going to happen is probably not!

#2 HOW LONG IS IT GOING TO GO ON FOR?!

I think this is such an important point to take into account when you feel stressed. Sometimes when you are caught up in a stressful situation it can feel like it is going to go on forever. For instance, people in the north of England who have recently had their houses flooded are probably very stressed and concerned right now. However, although it may be very hard to be able to put yourself in the right mindset. Their house is not going to be flooded forever and yes the drying process may take a few months or years, which can seem like a lifetime it is going to come to an end eventually.

#3 IS IT AS BAD AS YOU THINK?

This is very similar to the first point I made, in terms of the brain not being able to function as well when it is stressed. I usually describe this as a missing filter. You get given a problem and a unstressed person will be able to see the issues and give an accurate account of some of the possible complications that can occur but also a realistic expectation of the situation i.e. trying not to think the situation is going to be as bad as you think! Without this filter, you automatically assume the worst which then escalates into more stress which is never beneficial for anyone. Trying to look realistically at a situation should help try and reduce your stress levels!

#4 WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE IT BETTER?

A lot of people, including myself will have their own ways of coping with stress that are personal to them. It is important although you may not be able to take yourself completely away from a situation that is causing you stress you work around it to help ease the stress levels and consequently make it more manageable and bearable! Identifying what is causing you stress is also paramount in being able to work around it to ensure that it affects you and your day to day life as little as possible! Identifying what eases stress for you whether that be colouring books, peaceful music or a hobby is essential!

#5 IT'S OKAY! YOUR NOT MAD! YOU ARE NOT INSANE! YOU ARE COMPLETLY NORMAL!

When people are stressed, often for prolonged periods of time it can make then feel like they are mad or gone crazy. This is Definitely not the case. Although the way your brain and body deals with the stress may not be a sufficient way it doesn't mean that you are insane! Some degree of stress is normal however if you feel that your personal stress levels are taking over, you can talk to a professional who should give you confidential and supportive advice. No one will judge you or think you are silly going to the doctors for such a matter. You are stuck with yourself for the rest of your life so it is important that you take care of yourself!

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed these quick tips! As I said I am no expert but I hope that at least one of you found these tips useful and will maybe apply them next time you find your stress levels rising!

Do you have any more tips for dealing with stress?! What do you tell yourself when you are stressed?! Let me know it the comments below x
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  1. This is a great post. I've been practising challenging negative thinking, and it's really been helping with my anxiety.

    Sarah | sarahinwonderland.co.uk <3

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I really need to focus on regulating my emotions as well x

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  2. This is such a helpful post! I've been feeling quite stressed recently but I just need to remember these things. Thank you

    xox

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    1. Definitely they are only simple but if you remember them they are extremely helpful x

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  3. This was a really nice post, and thoroughly thought out. Your advice was fantastic. I think this is definitely more suited towards stress though, rather than anxiety, as anixety is actually a mental-disorder which usually requires professional help, from consellours, and sometimes even medication. But I do think that your information is accurate towards stress. xox

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    1. Yeah, I didn't mention anxiety in this post because I know it is a mental health condition however, people can still go to the doctors if they are stressed x

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  4. Is it as bad as you really think..is a great little question which I ask myself when I'm stressed!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely! I find it hard to do so in the situation but afterwards I try and think about it x

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  5. When I'm stressed I try to look at the big picture and ask myself whether it's really worth getting so stressed over. Helps a lot of the time. xx

    http://pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Oh my goodness, this post couldn't have come sooner. I have been uber stressed for so many reasons and all I want to do is let go, I'm hoping Christmas will help haha ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. oh dear, I hope you feel better soon! I think I have another post on my blog about stress which you may find helpful x

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  7. This is such a helpful post, and really well put :) I'm so stressed at the moment, with trying to fit work in with writing my dissertation (lus millions of other essays) and trying to have a personal life. My way of dealing with it is planning i guess and just sitting down and working things out.

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    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Sounds a good plan! I am sure you are doing all you can do! I'm like that, I work a lot on my blog or essays for college but my social life suffers x

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  8. This is a great post, so helpful! I get stressed quite often so I'll have to come back to your post whenever I feel stressed. Thanks for sharing x

    Erin // Everything Erin

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  9. These tips are fab! I find it useful to just stop for a minute and think what am I actually stressed about and is it really worth stressing about and usually that helps me.

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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    1. It's very easy to get carried and sometimes you just need to be a bit more realistic x

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  10. I am always getting stressed or anxious about anything and everything! I always find the best thing I can do is take my mind off it for the moment by reading, watching a film and recently I have found colouring really helpful!

    katielou99.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm exactly the same Katie! I used to read loads during the summer, it was so helpful! X

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  11. I'm stressed at the moment because I should be revising hahah! I definitely just need to relax though because otherwise the revision won't go in!! Another great post, full of fab advice XX

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    1. Definitely! Don't force it, its better to do little and often! Thankyou x

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  12. Beautiful post! I really like it! ♥

    xoxo, Monica from http://monicanoir.blogspot.com/

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  13. I'm definitely going to be using this advice when I start revising next week! :(

    Tash x
    www.skindeep247.blogspot.com

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  14. I love posts like this. Can completely relate and it helps put things in perspective!

    Emma xx


    www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk

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