Stress You Just Don’t Need

by | Jun 28, 2019

If there’s something I’m 100% sure about, it’s the detrimental effect of stress on mental health. When life gets busier, good eating practice and exercise habits can take a big hit. Things crop up. People randomly take sick or get injured. Parents/children take a fall. Whatever it is, it’s going to happen and it can’t be helped.

But what can we help?

The small things that we stress about. The small irrelevant events that people seem to get their knickers in a twist over. I ask you this, what’s the point? Surely you have enough things to stress about that actually matter without stressing about smashing a glass, or how fast the grass is growing.

My advice…

1. Try and laugh off the small bad things that happen that you can’t help. You’ll have a better day.

2. Be mindful. The chances are the bad thing that happened wasn’t your fault, so try and not stress about it.

3. Look at situations positively where possible. Think about how much worse things could of been. Put it into perspective. Take dropping and smashing a glass for example.

Reaction 1: “String of curse words, foul mood all afternoon”.

Reaction 2: “O well, these things happen, it’s definitely not the end of the world! Continue as if nothing happened, afternoon not affected.”

I know which I’d prefer. Don’t stress unnecessarily. Keep a positive outlook. Your mental health will thank you for it.