“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
Nowadays, we live in a world that is full of expectation. Either from outside or inside ourselves – we have certain goals that we want to achieve. Let’s just be honest, no matter how positive we are, sometimes we feel under pressure and stress. Experience stress is a normal thing and it’s okay. However, it’s definitely not a good thing if someone feels stress for a long period of time. Dealing with stress could be hard sometimes, but if you think about it – it’s actually pretty simple. Here is my list of 5 ways to deal with stress.
1. Turn off the Internet / Put an airplane modes
It’s very good to get out of the internet for a while. Turn your phone into an airplane mode and take a deep breath. Based on my experience, this is the best way to deal with stress from work. Especially because I work in social media, sometimes it could be very stressful to be on the internet for 24 hours. When you get out of the internet, you could start to think more clearly and see the little things that you didn’t notice before. I personally always turn on the airplane modes before I go to bed because it’s time for me to relax and rest. I don’t want any interference from the outside world when I’m resting – as well as when I feel stress.
2. Drink herbal tea
Drinking herbal tea is a very good option for you to do when you feel stress. Herbal tea, such as peppermint and chamomile tea is good for clearing your mind. Herbal tea has ingredients that caused relaxation of the human muscle. It also helps you to deal with insomnia. Therefore, you could rest properly.
3. Music – Spotify
Listening to music while you feel stress is very helpful. For me, I love to use Spotify. Spotify has lots of playlists for you to play and you could adjust the playlist with your mood. As an example, whenever I feel stress, I like to turn on my Spotify with “Easy” playlist or “The Stress Buster” playlist. It really helps to relax my mind and forget the stress that I felt for a while.
4. Try to change the things you can change & it’s okay if you can’t
Try to solve the issues that caused you to stress. Find the roots of the problems and see what you could do to fix it. Change the things that you can change. However, don’t think too much about the things you can’t change. There are things in life that you can’t change and it’s okay. We just have to accept the fact that some things have to be the way it is. There must be a positive thing that you could see from it. Try to change the things you can change, accept the things you can’t change, and be grateful for what you have.
5. Take a break from your life
Having a vacation is a good thing while you feel stress. You could take a trip somewhere out of the country for a while. However, if it seems not convenient to do – you could take a small trip somewhere inside the country. Go to another city during the weekend. Feel a new atmosphere. Ask your friends or family that you trust to go with you. However, if they can’t, go by yourself. It’s a good thing sometimes to spend a few days only with yourself, so then you could think clearly and reflect yourself without interference from the outside.
“You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”