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

by Patrick Liew on July 31, 2018

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 the boundaries.

Defy the odds and achieve breakthrough results.

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

Along the way, I learned some useful tips and traps about how to handle stressful people 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. They can cause you undue stress.

3. Perspective.

Aim to see every situation from a helicopter perspective.

When you do that, the 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 you to put things in proper perspective and see life from a more holistic and balanced point of view.

Learn to see good in every situation.

Seek to improve the situation at an appropriate time and pace.

In addition, learn to be grateful and thankful for all 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, and situations that cause unnecessary stress.

Minimize your exposure to stressors.

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

For example, there are some issues that I am not adept at handling eg. politicking etc.

Therefore, I avoid them or ensure I minimized my involvements with them.

5. Focus.

Learn to say ‘No’.
If it is beyond your capacity and capability, do not take on the added responsibilities and put yourself in a vulnerable position.

6. Fight.

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

Voice your disagreements and share your feelings discriminately.

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

When I reflect on all the stressful experiencesthat I have experienced, I realized they have a purpose and place in my life.

They made me a more resilient person.

After every challenge, I am in a better position to handle bigger challenges.

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

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


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

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