2 Fast Ways To Deal With Stress

It’s one of the most common problems experienced by stress, depression and anxiety sufferers alike. That overwhelming feeling that no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, things will never change. This terrible feeling is the high-octane fuel boosting stress, depression and anxiety, deepening the torment making it so very hard to see light at the end of the tunnel.

I want to give an all-to real example of how a sufferer can reach the point where they feel life will never change. You’ll then see how to overcome this.

For example, you are under pressure at work and things aren’t going so well at home. Relations with your spouse or other members of your family are strained and if that wasn’t enough, you’re struggling to manage your finances. You feel overwhelmed, you’re under severe stress and as time passes, things go from bad to worse and you start to feel like life is beyond your control and things will never change.

Have you experienced this? Many, many people have including myself and goodness me it is a harrowing experience to go through it really is. You retreat into isolation, you try and try to work it out by yourself with the result that things go from bad to worse, you wake up in the middle of the night every night tormented by the demons in your mind and you start to think in harmful irrational ways like these:

“My life is ruined, nothing I do makes a difference, things will always be like this everything has gone wrong. There’s no answer to my problems and that will never change.”

My word, such thoughts are extremely harmful but what’s important to understand is that such thoughts are seriously flawed. Two words do most of the damage here, they are ALWAYS and NEVER. IF you tell yourself that things will NEVER improve and that you’ll ALWAYS be unhappy, you make life very hard and you make it very difficult to find answers to the situation you are in. You’re believing the storm you’re caught up in will never pass.

This simply isn’t true because no storm can rage forever and no matter how violent it is it will ALWAYS blow itself out. This is the nature of life on this wonderful planet of ours; change is certain. You will face changes in your life that are welcome but you will also face changes that aren’t welcome but change in whatever form will happen. Just as good times cannot last forever neither can the bad times and you will help yourself enormously by not using the words always and never to describe your situation.

The problem is that during episodes of stress, depression and anxiety, it is very hard to accept that it is only a temporary phase in your life. This is because finding answers to problems at such times isn’t as straightforward as it usually is. But it is vital to be aware that there are always answers and solutions to problems. OK sometimes you may not like the way things turn out but it will be an answer and you can move on to a new chapter in your life. Change will continually happen throughout your life, just as it has constantly happened right to this point. Your happiness lies in your ability to deal with change, good or bad and realizing that nothing lasts forever will help to deal with change.

Before I end this article, I want to remind you of something very powerful. You possess the power to introduce change into your life whenever you want. Everybody has this power and they usually exercise it during the better times in life, a new job or a new relationship would be good examples. But you also possess this power when you’re under stress, depression or anxiety. You can still effect change at such times, that power remains yours and you can choose to use it should you wish.

In knowing that all storms pass, you’ll realize that change will come. It will come uninvited or will come by your own hand. You have the knowledge and you have the power, it’s up to you to choose to use them.