Stress is inevitable. We are all bound to encounter negative life events, stressful times, and situations that take us off track.
It is important to realize that stress is not bad in itself. It helps us achieve our goals and protects us in life-threatening situations. However, when we carry stress for a prolonged amount of time without adequate coping strategies, it begins to affect our health, relationships, and all-around life satisfaction.
However, there are also proven strategies to help train our minds and bodies to better handle that stress in a more mindful and proactive manner. If we have a few tools in our back pockets when stressful events arise, we're more likely to successfully overcome them.
Here are five mindful techniques you can use the next time you encounter a stressful event: