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When it comes to stress, you can’t always control where it comes from, or even how much of it is in store for you today. And since there’s no way to get it out of your life for good, why not turn it into something positive?
It’s not as hard as it sounds. As it turns out, stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can actually benefit your health, boost your brain power, and help motivate you to move out of an uncomfortable situation.
Allow stress to be a motivator in all aspects of your life, and you might even be a little bit grateful to see it come your way. And that’s a good thing because it’s not going anywhere any time soon. Here are 14 ways to turn stress into motivation.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Fake it until you make it,” but sometimes it can be easier said than done. If you’ve worked hard and waited longer than you would like to reap the benefits of that hard work, it can be hard to “fake it.” Sometimes life can put you in a situation where you don’t feel great about the way things are going and you’re struggling to get the ball rolling. And while you can’t pretend your way though every part of life, faking it until you make it in the following situations really can work. When it comes to these things on your “want” list, acting like you already have them in your possession can help to bring them your way.
We all know that people smile when they’re happy. But did you know that smiling can even make you happy? Studies show that cheesing even when you don’t mean it can actually help change your outlook.
Life can be stressful. And sometimes it puts us in a place where anger is hard to shake. At first, it’s easy to point the finger at who or what sent you into “I just can’t today” territory. But when the stress won’t let up, soon everything sends you from 0 to 100.
Thankfully, when life hands you salty lemons there are things that you can do about it. Stick to these techniques and you will not only find a way to relax, but even help take the power away from what’s disturbing your peace.
Slow breaths in and out can calm any situation down long enough for you to take a step back before you say or do something you will regret. Just breathe with this gif for a minute or so and you will feel those tense feelings slip away.
Have you ever tried to cover for a bad relationship?
When it comes to love, most of us have found ourselves trying to make things work even when they clearly aren’t meant to. Sometimes the gamble pays off and we get through a rough patch without friends and family advising us to end something before it’s really over. Other times, we find ourselves faking the funk for longer than we should even when the love is gone.
We’re not saying that trying to cover for a relationship is always the way to go. We just want to know if you’ve ever found yourself in these situations. If you have, were you able to get over a rough patch and make things work, or did you just delay the inevitable?
You Went Out Anyway
Even though you’ve been fighting all night (like even after you rang the doorbell to your friend’s house and just before they opened the door).
Life is about lessons. The wrong man comes into our life to teach us how to appreciate the right one. A bad boss can wake us up to the fact that we may not be at the right job or even in the right career. The key is learning from all of the ups and downs.
We recently read that very successful people actually look forward to mistakes because they are some of the best teachers. That’s because successful people have a growth mindset when it comes to missteps in their career: instead of seeing them as a reason to quit or second-guess themselves, they see them as a learning opportunity to get better.
For those of us with quite a few mistakes we’re still struggling to move past, this can be great news. Check out ways to turn errors into success and not make certain missteps a second time.
Going Back to What’s Broken
That includes the ex that hurt you, the career that didn’t work out or the diet that made you regain the weight. Success is all about moving forward without wasting time on u-turns.
You have two sweaters in your car (and one in your bag) at all times. You have a love-hate relationship with the air-conditioning, which your co-workers feel is necessary to have at full blast. You’ve been known to shiver in July.
If this sounds like you, you’re one of the millions of women who feel cold more often than not.
But being cold all of the time can be about more than preferring things at room temperature. Sometimes your cold nature is real problem. However, it’s a fixable problem. So if you’re tired of silently hoping that one of your co-workers turns the air off, check out one of these reasons you might be cold all of the time (and how to go about fixing it).
You’re the person your boss goes to when he needs someone to put in extra hours during the week. Your sister knows she can count on you to pick up her kids or her dry cleaning, and your roommates have started expecting the apartment to be spotless because they know you will pick up after them.
When you’re very dependable, some people can become a little too dependent on you. So when everyone needs you to do everything, how do you get back some time for yourself and tell them no? Setting boundaries when it comes to your boss or even your BFF can be hard. But go into the conversation with a game plan and things don’t have to get that awkward, or worse — ugly.
Your insurance company is good at reminding you when it’s time for your annual exam, but that’s not the only time you should see a doctor all year.
The best way to be proactive about taking care of your health is knowing when you should have certain exams done, knowing how to do self-exams, and seeing your doctor for certain things at the right time in your life. The more on top of things you are, the better you can be about tracking changes in your health and doing something about it sooner rather than later. Whether it’s a breast examination or seeing a nutritionist to get some of your eating habits together, don’t sleep on making the following appointments.
It happens to all of us from time to time: You sleep on a satin pillow, you moisturize your hair before you leave for work, but somehow your locks still manage to feel dry. Soon you’re running your fingers through strands that feel like straw and wondering, “What’s really going on?”
The answer might surprise you. We all know that cotton pillowcases and heat are not the way to go when it comes to keeping moisture in your locks. But did you know that the sun, your shower or even your go-to moisturizer could be drying out your hair?
If your hair is struggling to be soft and shiny, it might be because of one of these everyday habits that are surprisingly bad for your hair.
Love and respect are two different things. Unfortunately, when the respect leaves a relationship, feelings can follow right behind them. Whether it’s his job, his behavior, or differing viewpoints, sometimes you wake up and realize that you don’t feel the same way about one another.
But if the love is still there, what do you do? You make an effort, that’s what you do.
If you’re not ready for the relationship to be over, there are ways to start to regain the respect you once had for your partner. If he’s worth the work, trying to see him in a different light might help you fix what’s broken.