Feeling Stressed? These Questions Will Make You Feel BetterPosted: 15th of July 2015 by
Whether it is exams, results day, work, family, or issues with your boy / girlfriend, things can get stressful, which may leave you feeling a bit depressed. But, rather than dwelling on these problems, you can give yourself a little mental boost each day by changing your focus.
It may feel a bit like you are tricking yourself at first, but your brain won’t really know that as it processes the positive information you are feeding it. Sounds odd? Just give it a try today and see if it leaves you feeling even just a little bit better!
The first question you need to ask is:
- What am I grateful for today?
Think about any good things that may have happened to you today, and don’t just say “nothing.” There must be something. Have you got a really nice lunch planned, do you like your job, have you got good friends, do you love your family? Whatever it is, take a moment to think about this positive something in your life. This will put you in a better mind-set as you think about something positive.
Follow this question up with:
- What have I enjoyed today?
This is slightly different to the first question, in that you are thinking about something that has happened to you today that you enjoyed. Perhaps it was breakfast, or maybe it was being smiled at in the street on your way to work. It might have been listening to the radio this morning, meeting a friend for lunch, or even something you did at work itself (surely not!). Remember this moment and how it made you feel and you might start to smile a little to yourself too. Feeling better yet?
Finally, ask yourself this question:
- What did I achieve?
Rather than thinking about what you could have done, or worrying about not meeting a deadline, think about what you have done today. This is especially important at the end of the day, when you can leave with a feeling of satisfaction at a job well done. Think of the good things you did today. Maybe it wasn’t perfect, but it’ll do for today – take heart from your achievements along the way – even if they are not the final goal.
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