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Being Appreciative Can Lower Your Stress


Did you know that when you appreciate the small items in your life, you are less likely to be stressed out? It makes sense when you think about it. People who are high-strung will get upset about every little item. They don’t appreciate these aspects, and it causes them to blow up at every opportunity they get.

Contrast this with people who appreciate the small things. They aren’t going to let little situations bother them. In fact, it’s those little things that they learn to enjoy and embrace. For instance, at work suppose there is a problem with the shipment of an order.

The high-strung

The highly strung individual is going to blow things out of proportion and yell at everyone to get it fixed. The appreciative person is going to calmly figure out how to solve the problem and work with people to make the situation right. They will also think it’s not that big of a deal and is happy to have the job they have.

Who would you rather associate with, the high-strung person who doesn’t appreciate anything or the person that appreciates everything? It’s likely you chose the appreciative person. This person will also be able to handle major issues since he or she is at ease handling the minor ones.

Appreciative people

It is true that appreciative people have lower stress than people who are not. However, this is not a way to reduce stress completely. Appreciative people still need to eat correctly and exercise well. These people are probably already doing that because they love life and want to prolong it. Even if there is room for improvement in that area, appreciative people will quickly adapt because they have the right attitude.

If you are hot-headed about every little item, it’s time to re-evaluate this stance. Be grateful for what you have and who you have. When you take the time to be grateful, you will start to relax as a byproduct of this change. You’ll stop jumping to conclusions, and you’ll look for ways to solve problems in a relaxed manner.

You can also use exercise and relaxation techniques such as meditation and massage. Keep trying different ways to relax but above all, be appreciative of your entire life. Others will be attracted towards you as they key off your positive energy. They will also be more willing to follow your lead.

See also:

How to handle getting laid off
Worry is the illusion of control
Stop relying on others

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