We live in a very stressful world and sometimes many of us forget to take a break and spend some quality times with ourselves or do something just for the fun of it. If this sounds like you and your life is filled with tension; it’s time for you to get your energy back. Here are a few things that have worked for us.

Two of the main reasons people experience tension or feel fatigued is because of the past coming back to haunt them as well as their fears. Here are a few ways to help you work through these burdens.

The Past Is The Past

Our emotions and thoughts affect our bodies much more than some may think. Something as ‘simple’ as thinking a negative thought or having a panic attack can cause us not only mental but physical pain. This is why so many of us feel so tired after we’ve been crying or beat ourselves up after we did something wrong.

I know it’s not easy to do, but try to look to the future or focus on the present instead of dwelling on the past. If you made a mistake today, try your best to laugh it off. Hey, at least you tried. Look at things from a more positive angle and in time; it will become second nature and you’ll be able to move on much quicker. (Trust us, it’s not easy and it takes patience to get there!)

You may even want to try writing things out that are bothering you and analyze them. Figure out what is different today that affected you in the past. Seeing how far you’ve come is major. Be excited about your accomplishments and don’t be afraid to share them with others!

Fear

Fear can be very debilitating. While a little fear is good for us because it keeps us safe from harm; sometimes our bodies can go a little overboard. Maybe you went through something traumatic and you can no longer be in a car, or go inside an elevator.

Whatever the case may be, it’s always good to try exposing yourself to those things to move your life forward. Fearing the unknown is very common. Tell yourself that any time you are terrified of trying something new or meeting someone new. Maybe you’re changing jobs and you’re worried if you’ll do okay.

These are all normal fears. Now, if your fears become burdensome and affect your quality of life then it may be time to ask for help. (As mentioned above, it’s a good idea to keep track of what things make you nervous and do your best to figure out why. Even if you can’t come up with an answer at the time, having a ‘Fear Journal’ helps you recognize patterns over time)

If you feel you’ve tried everything and you’re still not seeing any results, it may be time to talk to your doctor. If you past is coming up to haunt you all the time (or your fears) and affecting your life in a negative way; you may need to go to therapy and talk things out.

It may sound intimidating but many people around the world do it and there’s nothing wrong with asking for a little help along the way. You deserve to be happy and have a long and fulfilling life.

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