Get Positive and Get Going

Use a positive talk with yourself to build your mental and emotional strength: Daily positive conversations with yourself can help you develop your mental and emotional strength. Take some time out every day and look at yourself in the mirror to encourage yourself and say something good about yourself. You can say something that you believe in, or something that you want to believe in. Some examples of positive affirmation include:

  • “I’m working on making every day emotionally stronger.”
  • “I am learning more productive ways to manage my stress and to make myself more humble.”
  • “I know that if I take a few steps towards this goal every day, I will become stronger emotionally and mentally.”

Learn to remain calm in a state of pressure: when the situation starts to deteriorate and when you feel that you are feeling fast in your emotions. When you’re a little frustrated rather than impulsive and reactive, you have more time to weigh your options and find the best way to go forward.

  • Taking the time to count to 10 sounds like a cliche, but it actually works. Before you have an emotional response to something, take a deep breath and think about it.
  • Meditation can be helpful in helping you to stay calm, as it teaches you to be more objective about your feelings and thoughts. Instead of reacting to it, you look at thoughts and feelings and say, “Okay, I’m feeling hopeless right now” and then think about what to do next.

Let the small things go: If you are annoyed by the small things, and are sensitive to the verbal barbs we all feel on a daily basis, then you will just end up spending time and energy for the things that make sense. Is not. When you focus on these small things and focus on them as a big problem, you not only increase your stress, but it can also increase your risk of mortality. Keep adjusting your attitude so that you can take small stresses everyday, this will keep your stress hormones under control, lower immune function, increased blood pressure, cholesterol, and lower your risk of heart disease.

  • Instead of taking the stress, develop a healthy habit of thinking about what is bothering you, keep calm, and take the best, healthiest, and most productive way to deal with it.
  • For example, if your husband always forgets to put a cap on toothpaste, then obviously it is not as important to him as it is to you. You can choose a better way to deal with this situation – put a cap on the toothpaste yourself and think of all the other ways to contribute to your husband’s house, or as a gentle reminder to put a (good) one on the wall.