Life is not a smooth sail in the placid waters of a serene lake. It is like rafting down a tumbling river over rocks and cruising around unexpected twists and turns. Our life is dotted with so many events, some major and some minor. Different events create different levels of stress in our mind and body. Some events cause a positive stress, while others cause negative stress. In recent years, urban lifestyle in major cities like Delhi, Mumbai or Bangalore in India has seen a steady rise in number of people suffering from stress. No wonder, life coaches and therapists in bigger cities have been getting busier due to more people approaching them seeking for solution to their stress problems. If you ask any life coach in Bangalore, they will tell you that the way in which a person handles the stress completely depends on how he/she handles his/her emotions.
The major life events, which could cause negative stress or distress are:
- Death of a close relative/friend/child
- Divorce or marital separation
- Personal injury or illness
- Getting married
- Losing a job
The above list is not comprehensive or complete. Each person reacts differently to a particular situation or life event. An individual’s reaction depends on the person’s emotional quotient. In case of a minor stress, you can consult a life coach online to get some pointers. On the other hand, if the event is seriously affecting normal life, then you can meet a life coach in Bangalore and talk out things.
Here are a few proven ways to handle your emotions:
Remember happy stories
The human mind has a tendency to recollect and share the saddest events, failed expectations, and lost loves. Instead of focusing on all that went wrong, learn to look at the bright side of things. Focus on the happy stories -life events that made you feel happy and appreciated. Replace a negative thought with a positive thought.
Take the driver seat in your life
Get your control back on your life. When a person’s depressed, they tend to let things go, tasks accumulate, and they expect someone else to make the decisions. Make a vow to get back to the driver seat in your life. Consciously start making choices and accept the consequences of your choices.
Learn to appreciate
The beautiful sunrise, the cool morning breeze, a baby’s smile, a “Good job” mail from the boss – learn to appreciate the little things in life. Every time you think positively, you strengthen your emotions. This will help you tackle major life events with confidence.
If you think that it is difficult to do all this by yourself, you can consult a life coach online for support and guidance.