One of the best ways to manage stress in your life is to first become aware of exactly what it is that causes you stress, because if you can name the stressors, then you can take the necessary steps to shift your perspective and neutralize the negative impact they have on you.
One such technique is called “Name It and Tame It.” Write down what stresses you, being as specific as possible. In other words, instead of writing down the word “work,” write down what it is about work that causes you stress:
- Miscommunication with co-workers
- A sense of overwhelm from a huge new project
- Feeling unappreciated by your boss
- Balancing work and the needs of your family
Having greater clarity will help combat any victim mindset. From that renewed place of personal power, you can get unstuck and begin making decisions to reduce stress and move you forward into a life you love.