Burst at the Sound of Stress
There are individuals which have troubles coping with stress. Namely, even though stress is all around us and we cannot escape it completely, they remain frustrated by things going wrong. Thus, stress triggers a reaction in them, making them do some things they might regret later or, simply, leaves them demotivated and depressed.
This, of course, is not a proper way of dealing with stress. As it was mentioned above, you cannot completely avoid stressful situations. Something will go wrong regardless of your efforts. However, you have to accept it and move on, preserving your calm and focusing on positive things in life. Follow these steps to cope with stress successfully, since these might be all you will ever need, should the stressful occasion arise.
Avoid Reacting to Stress Negatively
Whenever you face a stressful person or situation, breathe slowly and deeply, before reacting or interacting in any way. Control your emotions and do not let stress get the best of you. Rather, rise above it and battle it with creativity and a positive outlook.
Five deep breaths can be your universal shield from anything that can cause stress. Do this before picking up the phone, knowing someone demanding, annoying or complicated will be on the other side. Also, do this whenever you feel that you will break under stress and react in your old, unproductive way.
Next, know which thoughts are negative and ignore them, focusing only on positive emotions and beliefs, allowing these to motivate you. Stress does not have to be an explicitly negative thing. Rather, it can be a challenge you need to overcome, making you stronger and more mature regarding the art of life. Be emotionally intelligent and rise above stress with the power of your mind.
Finally, guide your frustrations and stress in a constructive way. Rather than pointlessly crying over spilled milk, focus on finding a solution for every problematic situation. Moreover, you can easily realize that something you have considered problematic is not such at all. You need to escape reacting violently or harshly in any way. Many times, upon looking at the issue rationally, you can see that there is no issue at all, and that all you were prepared to go crazy over actually deserves none of your attention. Thus, take a series of deep breaths, start thinking rationally, using your positive emotional intelligence and get through life with minimal stress.