Why Can't I
Get Rid of Stress?
Stress doesn't discriminate among race,
age or gender. Stress is subjective. The determining factor of
how you can rid yourself of stress is how you choose to control
your reaction to it.
Often, the problem lies in not
having enough time to relax and de-stress. More often than not,
we see our problems as bigger obstacles than they really are
which can create a feeling of helplessness. This, in turn, lowers
our self-esteem and creates even more stress.
This downward spiral can be changed.
The way up and out is to acknowledge your role in creating your
life just as it is. Especially acknowledge the fact that you
made choices that led to your present circumstances without blaming
By changing your perception of
a situation, you can address the problem directly by using a
problem-solving approach or simply exiting the situation. Think
about the positive in the situation and weed out negative thoughts.
Break the problem down into bite-sized pieces and ask yourself
how to handle each part in a positive way.
Using simple breathing techniques
can also help you deal with stress. Going to a quiet place where
you can listen to your breathing and create a connected breathing
pattern will bring you a lot of peace and serenity. Conscious
breathing assists one in transforming negative beliefs into positive
We are all resourceful beings
and can take control of our lives if we don't get in our own
way. Take time to empower yourself daily and don't let yourself
become overwhelmed by the trivial!
Desiree Scales is the Owner of Bella Web Design at 3605 Sandy Plains Rd., Suite 240-121, Marietta,
GA 30066, email: [email protected], Phone: 770-509-8797,
Fax: 770-509-9488 (if busy, call above number), web site: www.bellawebdesign.com.