How to avoid negatively reacting to stress
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
From my advice to a Spark member dealing with daily care of five children and the animals:
The best way to remove stress is to accept the past or whatever life brings you and to have no fear of the future. Have faith in your power to meet everyday challenges. I know life is tough with 5 kids to take care of, I come from a large family myself.
I like the advice of the first two comments to take the kids out for a walk. Depending on your circumstances that may work for you also. I remember that our nanny would take us 5 young ones out for a walk around the block when the older ones were away (my mom and dad had nine children and both worked to make ends meet). I remember that the neighborhood was safe and that the neighbors were friendly and encouraging.
Above all don't let the stress get to you so much that it also stresses out the children. And I invite you to be one of the first to join my Spark Group "You Can Heal Your Life" www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
. After all merely dieting does not do the trick. I firmly believe that health is a holistic mind-body-spiritual thing in that order. Turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts is the first of many steps in the road to better health.
You will get through this with the help of your spark friends and you will enjoy the journey to better health. You can surely be successful at it if you can just acknowledge that you have negative thoughts , we all do, but don't act negatively on them immediately. Tell yourself that the urge to react negatively to stress can wait for 1 or 5 or 15 minutes, even longer. Later you can decide that you can let the negative thoughts go and focus on those things that you can be grateful for.