New Year Resolution

Stress Relief Tool – Resolutions For The New Year

Committing to one or more of these resolutions will help you stay positive in the new year.

Well, 2020 is officially behind us, and what a year it was. Highlighted (more like lowlighted) by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now time for us to turn the page and look at the possibilities that come with the new year.

I’ve talked about the fact that you can only control yourself when dealing with stress, so how about taking that one step further by committing to one or more of the following resolutions to stay positive in the new year:

  • Resist the need to be liked. It’s simply impossible to please everyone – you are not pizza. So rather than spending all that energy on trying to win over people who don’t like you for whatever reason, spend that energy on more positive relationships with people who like you for who you are.
  • Don’t make it about you. If someone says or does something that negatively affects you, don’t take it personally. The other person’s actions are typically a reflection of themselves, not you. Instead of assuming that the other person intentionally affected you, and letting that negative emotion fester inside of you, consider forgiving them instead to reduce and/or eliminate the negative emotion you are feeling.
  • Minimize contact with negative/toxic people. Life is too short to spend it around negative people, so why waste your energy? Just like those people who don’t like you, spending time with negative people is an energy-suck. They are typically seeking reactions, and if they don’t get one from you, they will likely move on to another person who will engage with them. And by minimizing contact with negative people, you reserve your energy for more positive people in your life.

So make 2021 the year to implement one or more of these resolutions. You will improve your overall mood and reduce your stress in the process.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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