The modern way of life is filled with stress , the main reasons are the rapid lifestyle and general financial uncertainty due to the uncertain future. Unfortunately, there is a gap between what the circumstances of our lifes require from us and what is required by human nature, so it is no surprise that people are looking for ways to cope with stress.
One way to accomplish this is to slow down the pace of life so that worry about the past and the future will be replaced with more attention to the present. Here are the ways we propose to achieve this goal.
Focus on what happens to the current moment – Thinking about unpleasant moments of the past is actually returning them to the present, which mean you go again through the same bitter experience. It will make to look at the future filed with pessimism and you will meet the stress. You should spare from such a view, because no one can predict the future and instead of that concentrate on what is just happening here and now.
Full presence – Be aware of what you experience in the present. What you see, hear or smell now? How do you feel about it? Openness to new experiences allow you to be curious. Instead of thinking that you will not succeed because of bad experiences, accept new challenges of the present and curiously wait to see what experience you will get this time.
Do not judge – The way you accept new things depend on the feelings that protect you from something or make you act to do something. Try to accept things with an open mind without judging.
Accept the things as they are – Do not get fooled that reality is or should be in the way that suits you. So you finish with the feeling that you are a victim and the claim that life was not fair to you. Look the reality and become aware of it, you can adapt and tolerate it or you can fight to change something.
Awareness of the connection with nature – The environment is something that we should defend. We are part of it and we get things that we need from there: food, beauty, opportunities… All living beings in the nature want to be satisfied, and therefore we are not alone in dealing with stress and problems in the endless quest for pleasure.
No attachments – Do not attach too much to people, objects or experiences, because in these modern lifestyles you will hardly be able to save all the things that you like and still want. Stay independent of them, because excessive attachment to things springs from the fear and it is the basis of suffering. Everything goes away, everything changes. A door is closed, the other opens.
Stay calm – Life has its ups and downs. At any stage you are in, you know that it will end. When you are going through a bad time, stay consistent with your values and attitudes and calmly continue to achieve your goals.
Compassion – Treat yourself, and other people with kindness and compassion. Instead of condemning, be open to other people’s problems, try to understand them and do not hesitate to sympathize. Compassion is one of the basic human needs that are accomplished through relationships with others. Thus quickly you realize that you are not alone in the mud of problems.