Updated: Jun 7
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In today's weekly reminder,
I want to talk to
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you guys about some different ways
to handle stress.
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So there's a lot going on
at the moment in the world.
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And hopefully this video
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will give you some different ways
of looking at your stress
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and being a little bit better
prepared for it, because at some stage
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we're all going to get a little bit
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So here are some things you can do.
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The first thing is focusing
on the things that you can control.
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There's a lot of things that will be out
of your control in a stressful situation.
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But what's the point on dwelling over
that when you can focus on yourself
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and the things that you actually can move
the needle on?
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That is the best thing to focus on
during stressful times.
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An example of something you can't control
is someone else's
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feelings towards you
and how they would act towards you.
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An example of something you can control is
choosing what you want to listen to
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in terms of music.
Some music makes you happy.
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Some music makes you sad.
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I feel like in stressful
times, it's a good idea
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to choose something
that's going to make you feel good.
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The second thing is to prepare for it
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Some stressful situations
catch us off guard,
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but then there's other stressful
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that start to build slowly
and we can kind of see them coming.
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Sometimes even opportunities
can turn into stressful situations.
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If you find that you're quite
an optimistic person and you're always
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looking at the bright side of things
and all the positive ways
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a situation can go, a good idea for you
is to take a second
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and just do some negative visualization
as well to just realistically
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see if there is anything that would stress
you out, even as great
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as the opportunity might be.
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It sometimes comes with a cost.
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Tip number three is journaling.
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This one comes up a lot
in our weekly reminders
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because it's just so good
and everyone can do it.
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Take out a pen, take out a piece of paper
and start journaling your feelings.
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Talk about how you feel, why it stressed
you out, what you were thinking.
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It's good to put everything down on paper.
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I find it really helps
me and it's also nice to look back on
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and see your improvement over time too.
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tip number four is to have a hobby.
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Hobbies are great to go to when you're
feeling a little bit stressed out.
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Usually the hobbies that we love
allow us to escape for a period of time.
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For myself, when I'm feeling
a little stressed out, there's nothing
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better than going to the things
that I love doing to cheer me up again.
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There are so many more ways
to alleviate stress,
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so if you have any more tips,
please leave them in the comments.
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That's all for today,
team. We'll see you next week.
We all experience stress in different ways.
For some, it's difficult to focus on anything else except the thing that is stressing you out.
For others, you may try to push your feelings down and ignore them.
There are many ways to deal with stress… some good, some bad.
I hope this video/blog helps you to be ready for the next stressful situation you face.
“The blow you anticipate lands the least heavy” Seneca
Below are four ways to handle stress that can be more beneficial for your mental health:
1. Focus on what you control:
A lot of the time we worry over the part of the problem that we have absolutely no control over. Remind yourself that life is always happening for you, all you need to do is focus on what you can control in the situation.
2. Prepare for it in advance:
Let’s be honest, sometimes we create stress for ourselves. If you are an optimistic type of person you might want to do some negative visualisation before you say “yes” so quickly. Consider all pathways before proceeding!
Writing down how you feel and how you handle difficult situations can help you for future stressful situations .Make a habit of journaling in the morning or night. Let all your thoughts out!
4. Have a hobby
When your mind is full sometimes its nice to think about something else. Go towards the things you love when you are feeling a little overwhelmed.
Let us know below in the comments what you like to do to deal with stress!