Pace Yourself By Thinking Clearly: Learning to Deal With Stress

Dealing with passive-aggressive grunting and eye rolling from our classmates and co-workers is something we all would like to avoid.

You even sense the negativity coming from teachers.

Exposing yourself to these gray attitudes can be upsetting and discouraging.

Here are 7 ways to cancel the noise of negativity.

1) Highlight Your Attributes

Harvesting negativity is the easiest part. You have stacks of SAT handbooks and resumes to fill out. T

he last thing you want to do is slow down your progress. Highlighting your attributes serves as a boost to your esteem, energy, and health.

Grab a piece of paper or open a text document and create a list of accomplishments.

Channeling your positivity through drawing is excellent too.

2) Try Something New!

Get A Hobby

When someone tells you to “get a hobby”, it isn’t that insulting. If the person is blunt, it could be a handy suggestion.

Either way, find hobbies! Now, no one is saying that you should do something that overwhelms you.

If you want to take apart a PC and rebuild it, only to realize that you don’t have time, don’t do it. Start out with simple hobbies!

Who knows? That one hobby can build upon your potential. We learn lessons from the simplest things.

3) Ask For Help, Please!

Excessive pride ruins motivation.

Asking for help isn’t as scary as you think it is.

Having a problem and letting it build up beyond your control won’t help you in the long run.

4) Visualizing Your Goals Optimizes Your Outcome

Yes, visualizing what you want and what you need to achieve has a massive affect on you!

How else are you going to climb that mountain or paint that piece if you don’t visualize the process to materialize the outcome?

There is nothing more satisfying than smiling while you’re thinking about it.

All of a sudden, you smile again because you’ve accomplished your goal.

It’s not easy! It will take practice. If you think it, you will achieve it.

As long as it’s within reason.

5) Planning is Key

Planning doesn’t have to be an ABCD rhythm.

When we do that and we fail C or D, that really brings us down. Plan all possible outcomes.

If you have plan A down, jot down all of the possibilities that could happen.

Understand that you must consider negative results.

6) Take A Breather!

Try to do deep breathing exercises.

Bottling up anger isn’t good for anything. Even your brain becomes slower due to stress.

Go to a quiet place, fix your posture, and just breathe for a few minutes.

Carefully analyze the problematic situation between breaths.

This method lets you sort it out and it helps provide clarity.

7) Positive People Are Important

Overly positive people can be a nuisance, and they can ignore their problems too.

Reasonably positive people are valuable.

Surround yourself with people who are helpful and drum to their own beats. Strive to stand as a leader.
Next time you find yourself staring aimlessly at the clutter you’ve accumulated, follow these tips.

Remember that it is fine to fail repeatedly.

Brush yourself off and continue to march forward.