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Vick's Vapor Rub??? I'm going to try it!
Often times we walk through the day without taking notice of how mechanical we are in both our thoughts and our actions. We rush, we run late. We see the downside of situations, we wonder why we are drained of energy. We are concerned about every situation and decision being perfect, we snowball in stress.
It is always wise to become aware, every moment, of our responses to stressful triggers. Getting familiar with the internal emotions that lead the thoughts and actions is how we eventually tame stress.
TIP: The best way to respond to stressful triggers is to tap in to any or all of the 5 senses. Find one that both calms and energizes you and stick with it. It may be smelling a certain smell. I had someone tell me recently that Vick's Vapor Rub does the trick for the. Or, take yourself to a view that is soothing. Water is common. Use touch. Feeling sand or rice helps some people. Whatever sensory input works for you, stick with it to help manage your stress response. Also, resist perfectionism, use lists, and flip negative thinking.