5 Ways to Deal With Stress:
At times life can throw some pretty stressful times your way. These stressful times are by no means a joke, I have seen families ripped apart by stressful time and marriages fall apart. I've seen people literally go insane mentally and lose control over what seems right and what seems wrong. The things that cause stress can easily be anything from finances, divorce, abuse, children, disloyalty, dishonesty, bad grade, lost job, and the list goes on. Everyone deals with at least one of these things and what Ive learned from my experience is that people tend to be ashamed to admit to that.
When stress enters your life it can cause disastrous chaos if you're not quick enough to act on it and with the right tools.
Im not meaning for this post to be a feel good post, however I do hope that you can walk away feeling more prepared to face whatever life may throw your way.
First off you need to understand where stress really comes from. I believe the Lord tries us, that He allows us to be tempted so that we can grow. If we weren't tried and tested then how do you expect to get through life? For example I can't go be an engineer and be successful if I wasn't tried and tested through college to be an engineer. You can't expect to know what you have not be taught.
Step 1: Don't look at these times as dark ones, but as a journey to be traveled and a stronger you at the end.
Try to understand where the stress is coming from. This is where people make their biggest mistake when dealing with stress, they don't actually see where the true target is and take out their frustrations on other things or people.
Step 2: Locate the true target, and don't take out your frustrations on others.
Don't be ashamed to ask for help, if we didn't need others then you would be the only person on the earth.
Step 3: Seek wisdom from others, through stressful times you can't trust that your own mind is functioning correctly.
Once you understand what the target is and you have sought out advise from a trustworthy friend or parent, then it becomes the time to act.
Step 4: By this point you should well understand what to do and how to go about doing it.
Yet there is still one thing lacking, Faith. Faith which brings forth courage, and strength. Having Faith in the Lord doesn't mean you'll get that A on your exam without studying, but that the Lord will help guide you through the steps for preparing to get that A. Faith gives us the courage that everything will be okay. It gives us the strength to do those things that we fear to do by ourselves.
Step 5: Have Faith