Stress seems to be a trigger for me. On top of the stress I have and not knowing when an attack might occur, there are often a lot of things coming at me from different directions on a regular basis. Though it’s not always easy, here are some things I’ve found helpful in dealing with my stress:
- I try to be aware of my environment and factors with the potential to cause me stress
- I do my best to take things in stride—one thing at a time
- I try to remain positive and faithful to the idea that I will get through whatever’s holding me back. I tell myself to “enjoy the good days and keep the faith during the bad days.” Tomorrow is another day.
- Talking with my friends or family certainly helps, and sometimes even shedding a few tears. It’s not always easy dealing with the bumps in the road; sometimes you’ve got to let it out!
- I try to remember to take time for myself. If I don’t take care of myself, then how am I supposed to take care of my family or do the things I need to do? I haven’t always put my needs first, but I’m getting better at it. It’s definitely a process.
- Most importantly, when life becomes too much to handle, I don’t hesitate to talk to my doctor. I would encourage you never to feel ashamed when asking for help. The support I have today has made a world of difference—not only in helping me learn to be more proactive in my healthcare, but also not to worry so much!
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How do you deal with stress in your life? Leave a comment below!
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