Everyone knows that Stress has a huge impact on our lives. That also applies to when you are trying to discover your passion and true purpose in life. Stress has an impact on our body, mind and how we work.
Here is how Stress can affect you:
These are just some of the things how stress can affect you. And when you are trying to dig deep and discover what it is you really want, these things can really stop you from getting there. Being in a state of stress will prevent us seeing clearly and finding what it is we are here to do.
So, what can you do when you feel stressed?
One of the ways to beat stress is to try and relax. You can try one (or more) of the following:
Another great thing to do is start a stress journal so that you can start tracking your stress, reflect on it and notice patterns so that you can avoid it.
Within the stress journal, reflect on the following questions:
“What caused my stress?”
“How did I feel? Both emotionally and physically? How did the stress impact me?”
“How did I react in response to the stress?”
“Did I do anything to make me feel better? If so, what was it. If not, why not and what could I do next time?”
What can you do when you are feeling stressed and wanting to get out of that survival mode and back to yourself?
No one likes to be stressed, but in we all feel stressed at one time or another. Start your Stress journal and start to recognise the patterns, triggers etc and learn how to stop the breaks on your stress before it hits you!