When our lives feel very stressful, instead of trying to fight it – we can choose to distract ourselves. I do not mean to ignore it or to try to repress stress. What I mean is when we feel stress, we often feel overwhelmed. When there is nothing we can do about a stressful situation, we can take a break. We can distract ourselves with an activity that we enjoy for awhile.
Stress builds and sometimes has a snowball effect. It just gets bigger. That is because we are focused on it. Whatever we focus on shows up more in our lives.
Stress does have a place in life. Stress can motivate us to action. Stress can be a part of our solution. But not when we let it overwhelm us. Not when we hold onto it for too long.
Taking a break from stress can help us refocus. When we step away from the stress, we can get a new perspective. That can help us in finding what we really need to solve the problem behind the stress.
Take a break from the stress when there is nothing you can do about a situation. Distract yourself with something you enjoy. It is a great way to take care of yourself.