When we are stressed we can have trouble managing our negative self talk. In this video, I cover 5 tricks for staying positive when stressed. Stress can change how we physically and mentally feel, and can create a challenging season of time if we aren’t intentional about managing our mindset.
As the saying goes, we are not able to control external circumstances in our lives, but we are able to control how we react to them. This 5 tricks for staying positive when stressed will help you with the daily management of stressful times.
Watch this video to learn how to manage self talk, and staying positive when stressed
Thinking positive during times of stress will help mitigate the negative effects stress has on your body and overall wellness.
These tips help manage daily life when stressed:
- Manage consumption – be mindful to practice resting your mind. Through meditative prayer, we allow our minds to relax and reset in order to mentally manage stress responses. As I mentioned in the video, we have to intentionally manage how much time we are spending consuming (food, binge watching TV, scrolling social media, working, etc.).
- Re-affirm yourself – speak truth over yourself. I love to speak the scripture verses over me when I am stressed because it reminds me of my purpose, who God created me to be, and the bigger picture. When tempering high-strung emotions during stressful times, this allows us to be more aware of what choices we’re making and what we’re thinking about. When intentionally managing what we are thinking, we are able to stay more positive.
- Laugh – it’s such good medicine to smile and laugh. Studies have shown that when we physically smile, certain areas of our brains are activated, and “happy hormones” are released. Our bodies physically react to smiles, which helps us to physically and mentally feel better.
- Practice gratitude – when we have a thankful heart, we are able to let go of negative emotions. Gratitude is an anecdote to negativity. If this is a first, journal what you are grateful for each day. Write down 1,4,10 things ( the number doesn’t matter) that you are thankful for in your life presently. This practice will improve your mental health, and give yourself a positive mindset. Gratitude is a heart practice that will alter how you feel about life despite stress.
- Breathing – breathing techniques are huge at helping decrease our body’s response to stress. When we are stressed, our body responses by releasing certain hormones, increasing heart rate and blood pressure, just to name a few things. The list is long if you google what stress can do to your body! Breathing gives you a quick moment to help lessen those overwhelming physical and emotional reactions to stress. In the video, I go over a very simple deep breathing exercise. There are books and tons of articles to read about deep breathing exercises. If you want an easy one, checkout the video!
Stress is a very critical part of our lives because we cannot avoid it. Stress will ebb and flow in our lives in different variations. It’s important to know what we can do to manage it well, and these simple tricks will help you manage the negative self talk and staying positive when stressed.
If you would love to learn more about similar tips for managing your mindset, you will probably love to tune in to my podcast, The Thought Vault. You can find the podcast on all podcast listening apps, or follow the link here.
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Thanks for being here! I hope this video served you well in this season!