Some sources of stress are unavoidable. In such cases, the best way to cope with stress is to accept things as they are.
Acceptance may be difficult, but in the long run, it is easier than railing against a situation you cannot change.
• Do not try to control the uncontrollable: Many things in life are
beyond our control — particularly the behaviour of other people. Rather than stressing out over them, focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to problems.
• Look for the upside: When facing major challenges, try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth. If your own poor choices contributed to a stressful situation, reflect on them and learn from your mistakes.
• Share your feelings: Talk to a trusted friend. Expressing what you are going through can be very cathartic, even if there is nothing you can do to alter the stressful situation.• Learn to forgive: Accept the fact that we live in an imperfect world
and that people make mistakes. Let
go of anger and resentments. Free yourself from negative energy by
forgiving and moving on.