If you often find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. When you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. If your methods for coping with stress aren’t contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones.
The Key: Be Open to Change.
When deciding what to change, consider these four things: avoid, alter, adapt, and accept.
- Change the situation by avoiding or altering the stressor.
- Change your reaction by adapting to or accepting the stressor.