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Finding the Peace in Stressful Situations

By Elliot Caleira

Life can get really busy, and stressful events come popping up in every corner everywhere you turn. So how does one find peace during these stressful life events? Some say yoga or meditation helps while others find peace in a recreational activity such as golf or baseball. Whatever it may be, you must find a way to stay peaceful and find solace during stressful life events because they will sneak up on you and before you know it your losing your mind trying to stay sane during the fifteen different events you have going on at a time. Ways that I find peace during stressful life situations include Taking time to relax and zone out, Go for a run or bike ride, catch up on some sleep and learn how to say no.

Take a Time Out

Sometimes life just gets too stressful and you need to know when it's time for you to take a time out for yourself. So your feeling stressed while looking at the perfect classic engagement rings for your wedding or while choosing the perfect wedding cake, don't be afraid to walk away and just take a deep breath and calm down. Give yourself a time out by zoning out from the rest of the world while taking time to contemplate on your feelings and what you need to focus on in order to make yourself calm down and relax a little. It's very important to learn your levels and know when it's time for you to take a break and give yourself some time to unwind before you have a panic attack.

Going for a Run or Bike Ride

Going for a run or a bike ride can help relax your mind by releasing endorphins to make your feel better and more at peace and it also gives you time away from everyone else to clear your head. When you go for a nice long run or bike ride you allow yourself that time away while also getting your heart pumping and the blood moving in your body making you feel better and more at ease. Studies prove that exercise and any type of physical activity can release stress significantly and is a healthy outlet for your anxiety.

Catch Up on Some Sleep

Believe it or not, sometimes when you’re feeling stressed a large part of the reason is because your body is deprived of sleep and you simply need more rest. When your body is sleep deprived you feel more irritable, and are more likely to exhibit feelings of stress and anxiety. Take time out to grab a nap when you have the time and allow yourself a full night's rest every night no matter how busy you are. If you make sleep a priority you are more likely to get rid of that stress and feel more composed. This Sleep Statistics guide goes into detail about the consequences of a lack of sleep.

Learn When to Say No

Sometimes you’re feeling overworked and stressed because you are doing too much and committing yourself to too many different things. You have to learn when to say no and be able to admit to yourself and others that you need time to yourself and you can't do everything at one time. Put yourself first and make your time a commodity rather than lending it out to everyone else, you need to learn when it's time to just say no unfortunately.

Although the stress of life can get bad if you learn how to manage it right you can get through each and every stressful event by taking a deep breath and making sure to take time for yourself as needed. Don't let the stresses of life get you down, take time for yourself and feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.

Elliot Caleira is a freelance writer in the self-mastery and health and wellness spaces. When he's not writing you'll find him cooking or teaching Portuguese classes. More articles by Elliot.

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