Ways to Overcome Stress

By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III

Everyone probably knows that too much stress will drain you and deplete you of your energy and creativity. While we know about good stress and bad stress, the truth of the matter is that bad stress can cause serious physical and emotional harm.


Bad stress will hinder your everyday productivity. It will deflate you and if you not careful, it can lead to depression.


Let’s face it – life can be stressful. People you deal with on a daily basis can be stressful. There’s really no way to escape it. You may even want to wish it away, but in reality, all you’re doing is pushing it aside without understanding how to overcome it so that you can remain free. Free from what? From the trap of losing yourself and self- control.


Here are some ways in which you can overcome stress.


  1. Studies show that exercise helps the body shed off stress as well as increase energy. By exercising regularly, the body releases endorphins which is a hormone-like substance that produces a sense of euphoria and an overall feeling of well-being


  1. Think positive. The more you exert positive energy, the more likely you are to receive positiveness in return. Think about it for a moment – what does negativity produce? Let me share with you the side effects of negativity – unwanted stress, depression, guilt, a feeling of helplessness, ulcers, and the list goes on. You have to ask yourself the question – how important is my health?


  1. Eat Healthy. When you put junk in your body, you are not receiving the necessary vitamins and nutrients to ward of sickness and illness. Your body needs proper nutrients to feed your mind. Without examining what you eat and when you eat, you are destroying your precious commodity


  1. Sadly and shamefully, we live in a world that’s fast-paced. Technology keeps us busy – always trying to stay in the know and posting on social media. What’s often neglected is the spirit of volunteerism. Through volunteering, you are giving back to those who don’t have any means of repaying you. It’s helping those who need it the most. Volunteering is a great stress reliever because it enables you to do something that will make you feel good


When you learn to control your emotions, you’ll have a better handle on life. You have to get into your spirit that you were not created to deal with negative stress. It goes counter to everything you’re working towards.

Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Follow him on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org