Our beliefs and knowledge affect how much stress we experience in the face of problems, traumas, ageing and the threat of death. Most humans experience setbacks which can cause stress overload in their lives and can halt their forward progress in life. By learning how our attitudes, beliefs and knowledge can help us manage stress, we can learn to deal with these setbacks and the stress that comes along with it more effectively!
We first need to change our attitudes from a “I Can’t Do It” to “I Will Find A Solution For It”. Focus on the problem and find the solution to it. Rather than just wallowing in self-pity. Visualise yourself having accomplished the end result that you want and committing yourself to take action to help make this a reality.
We can manage huge stress by managing and changing or at least, altering our own beliefs of ourselves and the situations. We need to constantly reexamine the situation and think from different viewpoints in order to find a solution. We often doubt ourselves and cause ourselves to create limiting beliefs which hinder our capabilities. Moreover, we also give up on pursuing our goals once we let the environment affect the way we construct our beliefs. Hence, it’s important to review our beliefs to see if they are logical especially with regards to the present stressful situation that we are facing.
Increased knowledge can also relieve stress too although, occasionally, lack of knowledge or ignorance may be our best friend! Well, increased knowledge about how our minds work will teach us not to dwell on the negative aspects of our lives. We should take note of our problems but not brood over them. Instead we should consider solutions and even imagine how we would feel if the problem had been solved.
Well, we should not pretend our problems do not exist or that they are unreal. Moreover, we should not waste good time and energy worrying about them. Instead, take action now to solve them rather than feeling stressed over them. Keep affirming and visualizing a happy outcome in order to achieve the success and ultimate goals that we want in life!