Stress, it seems to infiltrate every area of our life, and it’s often not good for our health overall. With our fast-paced lifestyles and demands from seemingly every direction, it’s becoming tougher to separate “productive” stress from things that we have no control over.
While healthier levels of stress can help motivate us to accomplish goals and avoid pitfalls, many of us find ourselves lying awake at night contemplating “what ifs” or recounting unpleasant interactions that occurred earlier in the day. Here are six ways to stop worrying about things that are out of our control…
1. Remember You’re in Control of Your Emotions
PsychCentral.com reminds us that we consciously (or subconsciously) choose to feel stressed in many cases. While you can’t control how people will act, you do have the ability to control how you react, notes the site.
This is especially true for bigger items like stressing over the global economy, or worrying about an illness, noted the source. Instead of worrying about the situation (which is really not helpful at all), PsychCentral recommends focusing on creating coping mechanisms.