If you are feeling stressed and don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, then you have to tackle the situation before it worsens. Living with constant stress does not benefit you, your career or your relationships. Therefore, by using stress the right way and having a positive outlook, you could become more successful without carrying the negative effect of stress on your shoulders. Before you can turn your stress into success, you’ll need to follow these three simple rules. You’ll immediately notice how much lighter you feel after adhering to these golden rules.
Accept the unchangeable.
This is key. Everything that happened in your life is unchangeable and you need to realize it with an open mind. You have got to leave the baggage of worries, sadness, anxiety, loneliness and other negative feelings behind and come to realization that whatever your past may be, it’s unchangeable and you can’t do anything about it, except making peace with it.
Grudge collecting, getting even, harboring ill will and vengeful thinking do no good. Success is the only acceptable form of revenge. Forgive your trespassers or those who have hurt you. By doing this, you’re freeing yourself from the bondage of revenge and sadness. Plan your next step on how you can move forward in life and embrace new opportunities to improve yourself further. Concentrate on the path of achieving success, and when you get there, your ill-wishers will wonder how you went on to become so successful without them and in the shadow of their doubts.
Action idea: List down the things in life that has bothered you. Then, crush the paper and throw it in the bin. This symbolizes letting go of past misfortunes.
Change the changeable.
Control the way you tend to react to what others say or do, because this will not help you to move forward. Understand that you have no control in what others say about you or to you. Instead, change your reaction towards people who share comments about you or with you. You are able to control your thoughts and therefore, it’s best to dwell on desired results instead of penalties of failure.
The only real control you have in life is your immediate thought and action, and because most of what we do is a reflex—a subconscious habit. One should never say anything or act on emotional impulse. ‘Don’t cry over spilled milk’. In personal relations, it is better to wait a moment until reason has the opportunity to compete with your emotions.
Action idea: Write down a thing you can do the next day to make you feel completely relaxed after a long stressful day.
Avoid the unacceptable.
Find your way out of toxic and unhealthy environment. It could be staying away from intolerable or perilous behaviors. Such people or environment do no good but instead fill you up with negativity, stress and blurry path ahead. Always be on the alert for negative situations that can be dangerous to your health, personal safety, financial speculation and emotional relationships.
If you are in thirst for success, placing yourself in a healthy, conducive, positive and happy network is key. The people and environment you share your life with moulds your character and passion.
Action idea: What is the one unacceptable habit that you or others have that you will eliminate tomorrow?