There’s a reason that anxiety management strategies will need to be a critical part of every woman’s menopausal self-care program. Let’s face it, menopause is a stressful period in our lives. Stress is a menace that knows no bounds. All of us feel it and its impacts on our lives.
It has to be acknowledged and managed. And while we can all point to various “stressful” aspects of life, whether they’re family related, work related, health related or any other of the numerous possible choices from the menu, we have to also understand that stress may also be identified as a self-imposed psychological state. Yes, I know, it is difficult to think of our anxiety as being self-imposed. It’s a lot easier to think it is hoisted upon us.
While life does include stressful conditions, the mental state with which we greet stress plays a LARGE function. So, in reducing anxiety and its consequences we’re trying for peace of mind. You can’t simultaneously experience stress and tranquility, in precisely the exact same way which you can’t simultaneously experience anger and joy. How can you catch peace of mind? Good question, and one that has been asked during time. And it is an important question to ask because it admits that we have the ability within us to be at peace, or at least more peaceful.
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We’ve got the ability to generate stress less menacing so the signs of stress, whether they’re associated with menopausal symptoms or not, don’t get the best of us. Where to Start? First, recognize that reassurance doesn’t change with changing circumstances. For those who have peace of mind, you can deal with both adversity and good luck with calm confidence. With peace of mind, your thought process stays the course and doesn’t swing back and forth based on the occasions of your life. With peace of mind your moods do not meander all over the place.
It’s the way you think about events which sets the tone for peace. We will all have to take care of fear, loneliness, rejection, sickness, death, financial misfortunes, and lack of love throughout the course of our lives. Where we differ from one another is in how each of us manages these feelings and events as they come in our lives. This, to a large extent, will determine whether our lives will be calm or stressful.
Here are three tips for developing a strong and less stressful mind-set.
- Accept the inevitable. There are a few things you simply can not do anything about. Discernment is KEY. What’s difficult, but something you’re able to DO something about, is extremely different from the inevitable. Accepting the inevitable isn’t being negative, it is actually positive. What’s negative is not having the ability to ignore the inevitable and proceed with your life. We’ve all heard the expression,”Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” Accepting the inevitable and focusing on what you CAN do something about is virtually guaranteed to decrease your stress level!
- Understand that life is not perfect or always fair. You can reduce your anxiety by accepting the fact that there’s not any perfect child, parent, spouse, home, town, or occupation. Think about a few of the things you perceive has to be perfect in order that you be at peace. See if you can change your mind-set and decrease your stress level.
- Let go of fretting and stewing about issues that don’t exist. Do you reside in a”what if” world? Do you project which everything that could go wrong will go wrong? Do you fret about menopausal symptoms you do not have, but could? Do you worry about other health conditions? When the results of your regular physical, pap smear, or mammogram come back negative, you feel relieved. Until you get the results it is simple for you to stress out.
But that’s a fantastic example of being stressed over a problem that does not exist. The issue becomes actual only if, and when, the results come back positive. Reflect on a time when you “supposed” and got all stressed out, just to find it did not turn out like you expected it would.
Stress starts in our minds with our own imaginations. If you live on what could happen in your lifetime, then you can not concentrate on what really IS happening! Remember these three tips: Take the inevitable, recognize that life isn’t fair or perfect, and let go of stewing about issues. Use them as methods to exchange your anxiety for some reassurance. This will make the stress you’re feeling much more manageable.