Are you feeling the stress, stress, stress? Given how busy our modern schedules are, stress has unfortunately become an inevitable part of life. But instead of buckling under pressure, learn to harness it for good. Here are five feel-good ways to make stress work in your favour. So go on, read on to lighten up:
1. Build Relationships
Sharing your worries with loved ones is not only therapeutic, it also lets you bond with others. Case in point: Talking about your problems when you feel anxious often gives rise to in-depth conversations.
2. Be Entertained
Learn to find humour in every situation. Certain nail-biting situations make life more interesting. Let’s face it, prepping for that big project or wondering if your office crush feels the same way about you adds spice to an otherwise mundane work day!
3. Dream Bigger
Working under pressure give you little time to consider limitations, so use that surge of adrenaline to accomplish something that has always seems a little out of reach. Who knows? The results could be astounding.
Let stress fuel your workouts. Doing so helps you release any pent-up frustrations, plus you’ll feel more accomplished and confident at the end of your gym session.
(Read more: The 5 Languages Of Stress Everyone Needs To Know)
5. Improve Yourself
Stress often pushes us to be a better version of ourselves. See it as an opportunity to grow – be it learning a new skill or working hard to get a pay raise.
(Text by Dawn Chen, Janice Sim & Estelle Low, Shape)