We make choices countless times daily. We choose what to eat, wear, say, etc. One thing we may not realize that we have the choice of is getting upset. Getting upset gives our personal power away to another. It lets us become stress-is-what-you-make-itemotionally weak and compromises out decision making skills. The majority of us don’t realize that we have the choice to get upset. It takes time and self-discipline to make this choice. It takes thoughtfulness and it requires a shift in life philosophy. All of us are capable keeping our upset in check which makes stress management much easier.

Is stress really worth it?

One of the first things to consider is the thought “is it worth it”. That answer is rarely yes and more than not we don’t realize the effect it has on us. We should realize that little is accomplished by being upset. We can still protect ourselves (better in-fact) and we can keep a calm demeanor.

Make your choice

An important realization to make is that, of course, it’s a choice to be upset. It may not always be an easy one to make but it is almost always the right one to make. Making this paradigm shift in thought is one that brings us to a higher level of self-empowerment. It is a potent stress reducer and therefor great for our health and mind.

Bringing it all together

Many abilities come into play when you choose you want to be in control of your mood. We must understand that rarely are we upset for the reason we think we are. We are unhappy when something happens that we don’t want to. We should understand that when things go aerie, adapting to the new happening will give us the power of the situation back to us. This idea is a stress reducer, it prevents the need for stress relief because we cut stress off in its path.

Once we gain control of our upset we give ourselves a great self-empowerment and a strong life skill. Adapting to change and learning new skills is the constructive and thoughtful way to live our lives. It helps us and it helps the ones around us. Preventing stress is the most effective stress reducer and a skill we can all learn.