How to Overcome Life’s Most Stressful Changes
Below are the accepted top three stressful occurrences and events in life, that most of you out there are likely to experience at least once, and suggestions on how to tackle them. These times can be life-changing. The best way to deal with these is to accept that they are happening and to take ownership of them. You are in control of your destiny, and yes, these are stressful events, but you can overcome them with a little planning and mindfulness. Reading this article is a great place to start.
It is important to anticipate this stress, as much as is possible, and to deal with it, or in the worst cases, such stress can become debilitating.
Death of a Loved One
The first point to make is that the death of a loved one is a tragic occurrence and it will affect different people in different ways. It will essentially also depend specifically upon the context of such a passing and whether it was expected after a long chronic illness or not. Regardless of this, it is likely to be an incredibly stressful period in your life. Grief is something that needs to be worked through. Yes, it sounds cliched, but it is indeed a process. Talk to family and friends and if grief is long-lasting, then you need to seek professional advice in the form of some form of grief counseling. This is also likely covered by Medicare, so do your research and find the right care in your time of need.
If you can see it coming, you may have time to plan it through. If it’s a sudden shock, then it may be even more stressful. The best thing to do is to ensure that you have appropriate professional advice and legal support like Brown Dahan so that you understand the process and your family is protected. Once the process is underway make sure that you are not isolated; it’s a common occurrence for those going through a divorce to lose contact with friends and family as the other partner may still be in touch with these friends, making it uncomfortable. There are support groups out there - join one and feel free to talk it through, and vent.
Moving to a New House
This must be planned through if it can be. Boxes, packing, taping, protecting, and transporting your prized possessions must be done in a manner that is safe and cost-effective. If you are doing a self-move, make sure you hire the appropriately sized vehicle and test drive it to see if it will get into any narrow entrances and gates to your new home. If you’re hiring, make sure you go for removals with pedigree - check reviews online and ensure that your possessions are both safe and insured.
If you look at any of these so-called most stressful events in your life in a more positive light, each one of them can be dealt with in a way that will serve to reduce stress. You can overcome even the most stressful of events with a little mindfulness and the right external support and advice.