Recognize when you are stressed out and determine what the exact feeling is. Contemplate when and how it first started and why you gave it importance. Learn to let go of your destructive beliefs and replace it with a new-found positivity. Be thankful to the higher power for the valuable lesson gained from the negative experience which has moulded/changed you for the better.
“What do you do when after a typical day at work, you come home totally worn out, dead tired, with nothing left to give? And this day is no different than any other day! What is going on?”
Sign me – Tired, and tired of it!
This is one of the most perfect descriptions of what stress is and how it affects us. Experiencing negative feelings such as frustration, fear, jealousy, anxiety, greed or anger depletes our storehouse of energy. While feeling positive emotions of joy, happiness, love, and trust restores us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. What we focus on by our thoughts and feelings comes back to us.
What Really Happens When We’re Stressed
Experiencing these negative emotional anchors can totally exhaust us to the point where we are unable to physically function.
It is not situations that cause stress, for when we feel emotionally provoked what is actually happening is the remembrance of a past traumatic experience is reawakened. This trigger automatically repeats the feelings of the original rage/hurt/fear.
We attract and re-enact the initial experience over and over and over in our lives until we are motivated, because of its discomfort, to release the outdated belief from its exaggerated hold.
Tips To Reduce Mounting Stress
The method usually used to release the harmful unresolved issue and outdated belief is:
1. Recognizing when you are stressed out.
2. Identifying what the feeling is (betrayal, fear, anger, etc.) and think back on when/how it first started (to understand why it was given its importance).
3. Choosing to release this outdated, destructive belief – ask yourself if the timing is right to let it go and that you are ready to commit to that decision.
4. Integrating the replacement (positive, life affirming) belief into your life experiences.
5. Saying Goodbye to the remaining fragments of the outdated issue and belief – create a ceremony to formally let go of something that has now outlived its usefulness and is no longer needed to remind us of a necessary lesson.
6. Giving thanks/Forgiveness – thank your God/Higher Source for the lesson/gift that was just learned and forgive our Self for using the feelings of guilt, shame, or fear in our life until its release.