First, remember, you do not have to keep this fast pace. It is a choice. Slow down and smell the roses. Stress comes in two forms: One is the normal every day stress we all have to deal with as human beings. To live in our physical world means that stress is going to occur. The second type of stress is the stress we feel when we have a life changing event that is positive, but it is still stress. This stress is eustress. Again eustress is a God given fact of life.
The stress factor in which we have control over is where we should focus our minds and hearts. Let's face it, life is hard. Life has joys and life has pain. Lets look at ways we can find our serenity and change the life choices we are making.
- Self Care- This may sound simple and cliche' but really ask your self how your self care looks. Are you paying attention to nutrition, exercise, and participating in ways to feed your soul?
- If you pray or meditate, are you setting times during the day to focus your energy here?
- Balance is the key. Look at all the areas in your life. Write a list of those areas and how much time your spending on them. Where are you putting your energy? That is the question to ask and if you find your putting too much energy into one area, that is where the stress will start to show.