Okay, we have arrived at week four in the series on stress management. Hopefully by now you have identified some strategies for managing your stress levels, but just in case, here is one more to add to your toolbox!
Check you perceptions. Yes, that pretty much sums it up for this week’s strategy! It may sound simple but in all reality…it’s not.
When stressed, most of us put on our lens of “negativity” and begin to interpret life from that position. Simple everyday interactions, situations and events can suddenly start appearing as threats.
At this point, we lack the ability to focus on positivity, and fail to recognize possibility and potential in our lives. We may even become more difficult to be around…which can damage personal relationships.
My challenge to you this week is to check in on your perceptions by becoming more aware of the “little successes” in your day to day experience. At the end of the day, take a minute and identify at least three things that have gone well. This will help re-enforce the positive in your life!
Destiny by Design or Default…the Decision is Yours!