It’s Time To Manage Your Stress Level – Story #7

by Patrick Liew on August 20, 2019

It’s Time To Manage Your Stress Level – Story #7

As I reflected on my life, I realized I have always been a driven person.

I like to challenge limits and push boundaries.

Defy odds and achieve if at all possible, breakthrough results.

You can imagine I have come face to face with many major challenges and put myself through extremely stressful situations.

Along the way, I learned some useful tips and traps about how to handle stressful forces and experiences.

1. Plan

Plan for your life so as to direct your limited resources to achieve worthwhile goals.

By doing that, you can ensure that you prioritise your actions.

And major on the majors, and “minor on the minors.”

2. Simplify

Simplify your life so that you don’t have to carry unnecessary burdens and baggages.

And put unnecessary stresses on yourself.

3. Perspective

Aim to see any situation from a helicopter perspective.

When you do that, problems can become smaller and more manageable.

One question to ask yourself in managing stress is, “Twenty years from today, what will this situation mean to me?”

This question can help you put things in proper perspective, and see life from a more holistic and balanced point of view.

Learn to see good in every circumstances.

Seek to improve a bad situation at an appropriate time and pace.

In addition, learn to be grateful and thankful for the beauty and wonders in life.

The stress that you are going through will become less formidable and less pressuring.

4. Flee

Endeavour to avoid people that do not help you fulfill your dreams and goals.

Walk away from any situation that cause unnecessary stresses.

Minimize your exposure to stressors.

Stressors may also include not watching television and reading negative articles.

For example, there are some issues that you may not be adept at handling eg. politicking etc.

Therefore, avoid them or ensure minimize your exposures or involvements with them.

5. Focus

Learn to say “No.”

If it is beyond your capacity and capability, do not take on added responsibility and put yourself in a vulnerable position.

6. Fight

Learn how to work with people and adapt to different situation.

Voice your disagreement and share your feeling discriminately.

Work towards having synergistic relationships so that you can achieve win-win outcomes.

When you reflect on all the stressful experiences that you have experienced, you would realize they have a purpose and place in your life.

They can make you a more resilient person.

After every challenge, you can be in a better position to handle bigger challenges.

Even if you fail to handle the challenges, it will make you a more humble and approachable person.

In the final analysis, every challenge can help you determine the things that are truly worth fighting for.

And shed light on how you can live for a worthier cause.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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