1. See the ILLUSION: Have you been stressed over something, but others did not react to it? Your stress is usually an illusion that you create. Your mind makes up these illusions. If you are aware of it, you will not be stressed about it anymore. Every emotion you have is good or bad by the label you have given it. It is neither good nor bad; it is an illusion created by an opinion you have given it. One person is petrified of heights, another person finds it blissful (also ocean).
2. End the LOVE AFFAIR: You love the stress and pain of your emotions because you keep creating them. You are the cause of every effect in your life. You say you don't love it but you keep coming to it. It is because it makes you feel alive. It is a sensation in the spectrum of feelings of what it is to be alive. Stress, pain, sadness, fun, joy, excitement, despair, suspense, happiness, terror, thrill, frustration, and exhilaration are all equally juicy to the soul. On your subconscious level, you love all these emotions equally with pain being one of the most intense forces.
3. Stop being a BLOWHARD and thinking you are the only one who feels stress: You are not the one who experiences stress. What happens to you happens to all of us. There's no conspiracy against you. You are not God's little kicking post or the laboratory rat of the universe. We all experience hurt, disappointment, heartache, loss, failure, sadness, misfortune, setback, defeat, despair, or whatever makes us feel stressed.
4. Breathe: This is a powerful tool; when we are stressed, we unknowingly stop breathing deeply. As we are stressed, our breathing becomes constricted, and we end up breathing very shallow. Just pause for a second and take a few deep breaths.
5. Write off your stress: Your stress is tax-deductible. Stress is created when we feel out of control. When a dozen issues are swimming around in our head and when we cannot get our mental arms around them. This makes things magnified and multiplied. When we materialize our thoughts on paper, we see that our problems are not as big as they feel, nor as difficult as we imagined. This simple practice brings our problems to a manageable order.