Last Update: Jun 1, 2023
No matter what, you're going to experience stress. There's no avoiding it. But how do you respond? Or do you simply react, without much thought?
You can't deny the existence of stress. And you can't avoid it. No matter what you do, it's there. But some ways to handle it are much healthier than others.
First, you can't simply tell yourself that stress is not there. That's simple denial, and it's not true that stress is not there. You have to acknowledge its existence.
If you deny stress, you're in for bigger problems. It will definitely show up in different ways, either mental or physical. You may get headaches or tension in different parts of your body. Or you could get much worse physical illnesses.
If you deny the existence of stress you could then experience depression and anxiety. Of course, these are very unhealthy conditions.
So let's acknowledge it. Life is stressful!
So what can you do? First, accept the fact that you're experiencing it. That's a mental response. Then notice where you're feeling it, and in what part of your body. Notice it and accept it. Most importantly, approach yourself and this situation with the utmost kindness and love towards yourself.
Talk about what you're experiencing with a friend or professional. It's good to share these feelings with another human. It's not a sign of weakness. You might even try a healthy activity like meditation. The most important thing is to take care of yourself, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
No judgments allowed! Only kindness and love.
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