The biggest causes of stress affect all of us.
Sometimes they may feel like a burden.
They can be reduced.
Some of the biggest causes of stress are rooted in our own thoughts, feelings and actions.
Major stress factors include:
With greater understanding we can create new habits and choices which relieve stress and increase our health
We can minimize these major stress factors...
Change is one of the biggest causes of stress.
Sometimes we can reduce stress by choosing less change and more stability.
Stress tends to be less when stability is greater.
On the other hand, some changes are inevitable.
Birth and death happen. Floods and storms happen.
Struggling to prevent inevitable change is very stressful.
Understanding the inevitability of some changes can save our energy, promote peace and help us deal with unavoidable changes more effectively.
Attitudes and Expectations can be major sources of stress. This can affect our personal relationships, work, and health.
Often our ideas about how life "should be" do not match reality.
We may romanticize or idealize life.
Unrealistic attitudes promote unnecessary disappointment, and resentment when life doesn't doesn’t happen the way we want.
Being realistic is one important part of learning
how to deal with anger.
As we learn to realistically deal with life it becomes easier to
overcome different types of fear, and other negative emotions.
Accepting reality reduces stress and helps us to:
Overwork and fatigue are some of the biggest causes of stress. The syndrome of overwork and fatigue is common.
It is usually counter productive because the more tired we are, the less productive we tend to be.
We can help neutralize and balance the tendency to overwork and fatigue by:
Lack of clarity and discipline in managing money promotes major stress.
Many people do not really understand their finances.
They are uncertain about what they earn, and how they spend it, and what their financial obligations are.
They say things like, "I ran out of money three weeks into the month and I just don’t know where it went."
So they feel pressured, confused and fearful about money.
Developing greater clarity and understanding about money habits can really help.
Try keeping a daily written record of your income and expenses to find out the truth of what is really happening.
Use These Managing Money Tips to Reduce Financial Stress.
The past and the future are actually concepts in our mind. All we really ever have to work with and experience is right now.
Struggling with our ideas of the past and future can be a major source of tension and stress.
Setting unrealistic goals and expectations for the future creates constant tension and pressure.
If we try to fit too much into the day:
Try stepping back to evaluate your behavior.
See if your goals and expectations need to be adjusted.
By asking and answering the question - What is my life purpose - you can bring a new level of clarity, vitality, energy and joy into your life.
The page on Time Management Stress Relief offers specific tips on how to handle time pressure.
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