3 Pieces of Advice From Psychology That Will Make Your Life Easier

October 29, 2016

We live in a society where the negative effects of stress and anxiety are always increasing with no end in sight. The physiological changes that accompany stress are less than enjoyable, but it is important to remember that according to psychology, a proper and balanced dose of this stimulation is healthy. It reminds us that we also need to care for our mental-emotional health.

Although it is normal to associate stress with harmful consequences for our health, this does not stop it from playing a positive role if we know how to manage it. Positive psychology is one of the best tools for doing this. Positive psychology helps us understand that our emotional health is more than just mental illness or the lack thereof.

Today we will tell you the 3 basic ideas that positive psychology gives us to make our lives easier and successfully overcome states of stress. Furthermore, by putting them into practice, you will be able to take advantage of this situation to create positive results in your daily life.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”

-Buddha-

Stress and happiness, parallel emotions

Several scientific studies have confirmed that the physiological symptoms of stress are very similar to most of the symptoms of happiness. When we feel stressed, it is hard for us to breathe and our heart rate increases, similar in both cases to when we are happy and joyful.

Stressed Woman Lying on Floor

Knowing this, if we overcome stress, we can move forward in all directions. Being able to control our emotional states and achieve what we set out to do gives us the happiness we talked about. Remember this gift whenever you feel stressed or start losing control due to your nerves.

How to feel sure of yourself from the very first moment

We often need to reinforce our sense of self-esteem. It is very often worn out and broken down as a result of stress and fixating on the negative things. We build them up in our memory without remembering what we have done well.

Hand Making Bubbles

Nonverbal language as a basic pillar in relationships

Nonverbal language is very important for healthy and balanced relationships. There are many resources to help you work on your nonverbal language, but there are some quick pieces of advice that you can put into practice as well.

For example, visual contact increases the likelihood of good chemistry and reduces the effects of negative communication. In some way, it protects the communication channel and it is a sign for the other person that we are receptive and immersed in our interaction with them. If this is not natural for you because you are shy, you can practice it consciously and deliberately with a person whom you know and trust.

In work meetings or any kind of communication that implies a great emotional effort for you, it is important for you to remember to stay relaxed. In order to stay calm when faced with your conversation partners, imagine that the people in front of you are old friends. In this way, you will feel freer, worry a lot less and as a result being able to seem more natural.

Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”

-Betty Smith-