During these last few months, the stress levels have been on the rise, from people struggling with finances, to the banking stresses, to the swine flu projected pandemic. There is a lot of uncertainty, a lot of unnecessary panic, and a lot of overall fear. How do you cope with all of this? Some people think it's the end of the world! Nobody likes to be stressed out, frazzled, on the verge of a mental breakdown. So, what can you do to minimize some of the drama, and make your life just a little bit easier during these times?
For one thing, with the information overload that is being thrown in every which direction except straight leaves you wondering what is the truth, and what is not? Confusion is a head trip isn't it? This is not good for you. If you really want to find out, there is a way. Once you find out what is really going on, and things start clearing up, then you can start your mental processing, and things start feeling a little bit more organized. Then you can start planning for what is to come, until then, until you know what key you are turning you really don't know what door you may be going through.
Another thing, is just overall logical safety. Make sure you wash your fruits and vegetables and your hands! You may want to subside on purchasing pre made food, and spend a little extra time making your own. A little common sense couldn't hurt anything. Instead of having that afternoon cup of coffee, try having a little juice with vitamin C powder mixed in with it. It will give you more energy and it won't stress your adrenal glands out so much.
Sleep can't be stressed enough. Your body can regenerate so much faster if it is rested than if it is not. If you're fighting a cold, taking a few nights to be quiet, and making sure you are fully rested can miraculously heal the onset of sickness. Minimize talking. It takes more energy to talk than to do. Doing is often times what is needed and will get anxiety levels down.
Walking, stretching, and taking yourself out of your immediate environment even if it is for 5 or 10 minutes can help your mind focus on something a little different so you can have a better perspective on things. Give yourself permission to take a break. It's really ok. Unless the volcano erupts and covers everything with molten lava, the situation will most probably still be waiting for you to return.
breathing; do you forget to do this? Take a deep breath, you owe this to yourself. Practice makes perfect. If at first you don't succeed, try try again.Are you struggling with rude people paying your bills? Try calling the next day, it's only a day away and you may get someone nice on the phone who may actually give you a break. Find some time to think about something creative, it's a seedling that may actually sprout one day when you least expect it.
These are just a few tips to help with some of issues going on and to help you stay alert, it's your body, it's your life, and no matter what is going on, you can do this. Don't get ahead of yourself, your mind is really your worst enemy, so learn to pace yourself. If most people can't keep up with you, and you get ahead first, you will most likely have to find a lot of other things to do until the rest of the wagon catches up, find your rhythm that works for you. Most of all, learn to rely and trust yourself . When you least expect it, there is something inside yourself that really is hidden that you can find. It may actually surprise you.