Following on from an earlier post, here are some more easy tips to help you feel more in control of your life.

Stand back to gain perspective

When the pressure is on, take a deep breath and stand back from the situation? Yes, it’s bad right now but ask yourself  “Will this matter in six months? Or five years?”  The answer is very rarely “Yes”.

Be aware of your body

Your body is the best barometer of your psychological state. Tension in your shoulders or head is a physical giveaway of the pictures you’re making in your mind. To pre-empt mental stress, become aware of how your body is feeling.

Deliberately relax your jaw, shoulders and neck, then make your mental pictures positive. You’ll feel the difference.

Overwhelmed? Do the right thing, right now

When you feel overwhelmed with too much to do, try and identify the one thing that is causing you most stress, such as an awkward phone call you need to make, and then actually do it. You will feel much better and feel less stressed.