The problem that stress causes are multiple and never ending. Be it family, work, economic issues, or just high anxiety… sometimes the best way to prep while stressed is to not prep at all. If you know the reason(s) of why you are stressed, take comfort you are also part of a large number of people around the world who are in the same stress boat.
When prepping and let’s say having a bad day before TSHTF, the first thing to do is breath. Get your mind off of what is stressing you out be it with a long walk, a favorite hobby, watching the TV or even taking a nap. These things can help add to your health as well as your state of mind.
When stressing about Family: Sometimes you can’t get around them and they be as mad or as frustrated as you are. Take a breather. Go for a walk. Drink some nice warm tea. Take a bath. Whatever it is that you can distress and do it fast, as you want your blood pressure to lower as it can lead to tension headaches when the BP stays high.
When stressing about Work: Lets face it, it is a worrisome thing anymore. There really has never been job security but now is just as bad concerning the job market or if you are just a small business owner trying to survive. If you are stressed out due to a situation with a co-worker, the best way to de-stress is to do some easy and painless stretching. This get the blood flowing to the muscles, letting them relax and hopefully making you feel better. If you can’t do this in your work area, I would recommend the bathroom stall. Just to be alone for a few minutes and stretching could be the good or a bad day. Business owners should take this to heart as well.
When stressing about economic issues: Oh man, who isn’t in this boat at the moment? Here is the deal, you have bills to pay and can’t make the normal payment… call them and tell them. Either they agree to smaller payments without extra charges, late fees and tacking on more interest, or they may not get paid until you have all the money. Make a deal, get a CONTRACT with them to prove they said it… it is to help you in the long run. But before you call and I know you are stressed. Makesure to breath, stretch a little bit on the phone but always be pleasant with who ever you talk to. It is easier to get bees with honey then … well you know the old saying.
Everyone is stressing. We are all having to deal with more burden, less money, less time and mean and nasty people. But that doesn’t mean you should have to have a higher blood pressure then need be, a stroke, or even a heart attack due to a fight, nasty co-workers or a over due bill. Your families need you and you need them. Just make the best of the situation at hand as it always could be…….