Hey campers! In our last article we gave you 5 simple ways you could combat stress. We talked about identifying our stressors, letting go of commitments that are holding you back, being more punctual and getting more organized. We want to follow up with 5 more things you can do to reduce your stress level and keep on making positive changes.
Cut down on Multi-tasking
A common myth is that people are able to do multiple tasks at the same time. The truth is, the more tasks you are trying to do, the less effective you become. As you become less effective and strain to disperse your attention evenly, your stress level rises with the tempo. Focus on one thing at a time and you will be more effective and less stressed.
Don’t try to control everything
You can’t be master of the universe. The sooner we accept the fact that we can’t control every variable in every situation, the more life will go our way. Keep a positive attitude and try to be accepting of the way other people process things. “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try some times, you just might find, you get what you need.”
Eliminate things that drain your energy
If you went through the first step we suggested in the first part of this article, you already made a moral inventory and identified some of the things that were stressing you out most. (if you haven’t done this, please don’t forget to do so.) Think about the things you have identified, which of those things are things that drain you of energy? Identify things (or even people) who drain you of energy. Make a plan to avoid these things.
Identify and Avoid Stressful People
You know who they are. Make a list and think about how you can either avoid or better deal with these people. Hopefully you already started dealing with the draining people more effectively, now it’s time to move on to dealing with people who cause stress in your life. Dealing with stressful people on your terms is much easier than dealing with them on theirs or even not dealing with them at all.
Help other people
If this seems out of character for a stress busting tip, you should consider it strongly! Helping others helps you to reflect on an important part of your humanity. When we serve others, we feel better about ourselves. Just as people and stressful situations can facilitate stress, being actively engaged in the cause of good will do nothing but elevate your happiness.
How can Hypnosis help?
Along the way, this is the sort of practical advice people who have been clinical hypnosis patients can put directly into play. Hypnosis will help you to have the fortitude to put these helpful suggestions in to play. If you are struggling with stressful situations, we can help you to overcome them.