Surprised By Stress
Life sometimes seems like a series of losses: the loss of a spouse, the loss of a job, the loss of a sibling. You may find that you need to take time to grieve all these losses. But what you may not realize is that such losses can also cause stress, in large part. To stay emotionally healthy, you must learn to deal effectively with stress caused by traumatic life events. Interestingly, stress can be quantified. The Holmes-Rahe social readjustment scale establishes point values for the various stressors that we may experience in life.
Another important thing is to verbalize your feelings about a stressful event. Talk to your companion, your parents, a friend, or your pastor. If you think there is no one to trust, ask your family doctor to recommend a good therapist. Talking about your emotions is an important part of the healing process and enables you to deal with stress more effectively. Another great option is to devote your feelings to writing. Keep a journal and use it to express your innermost thoughts. You may be wondering how this can be therapeutic. Use a journal to solve problems.
Take your time to make important decisions in life, especially when you are facing a crisis. Recognize that most things in life do not require instant decisions. You have the luxury of time, so take advantage of it. At the end of the day, you'll be glad you took the time to think things through and didn't make hasty decisions. If you are in "calm mode" you will also be able to deal with stress better in difficult situations.
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