I cope with stress
I am strong and resilient. I maintain a cheerful attitude and rely on my inner capabilities. I can handle anything that comes my way.
I relax my body and mind. I slow down and scan my body for signs of tension. I massage my neck and stretch my limbs. I replace fearful and angry thoughts with curiosity and forgiveness.
I take care of my health. Regular workouts help me to release stress and boost my mood. Restful sleep and good nutrition help me to stay in peak condition so I can tackle challenges at work and home.
I engage in soothing activities. I develop hobbies like needlework or landscape painting. I take a warm bath or listen to gentle music.
I share my feelings. I let my family and friends know what is going on inside me. I have the courage to be vulnerable. My burdens are lighter when I share them with others who care about me.
When I run into obstacles, I try to look at the humorous side of the situation. Laughter makes long lines and traffic jams easier to bear.
I establish my priorities. I avoid becoming overworked by focusing my resources on the tasks that matter most. I cut my to do list down to a reasonable size.
I meditate and pray. Connecting with the divine reminds me that I am not alone.
Today, I take a positive approach to dealing with challenges. I turn stressful situations into opportunities to learn and grow.
- Why is it important for me to deal with stress constructively?
- What are some benefits of experiencing stress?
- How can I remind myself to stay calm under pressure?