HELP IS NEVER FAR AWAY
The point is, stress is natural and inevitable. It really can’t be avoided, and it shouldn’t be ignored. While you may not be able to change the type of stress in your life, you can change your perspective towards it. The way you react to stress is what really matters. In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, Bass Network’s May Reaching Out Mission, and the fact that I’m reawakening my blog to share my voice - I’d like to offer three resources or pieces of advice to anyone looking to become one with their stress and learn how to focus it in a productive way.
SUGGESTION #1: SELF-CHECK
Tuning in with yourself is a great place to start. How can you properly take on external battles without a healthy internal state? Tara Anderson is a Bassnectar Ambassador who shared this suuuuper handy checklist for when things don’t feel okay. It has so many helpful check points that affect mental, physical and overall health, and reminders about our basic human needs that can be overlooked during times of stress. Read through it! It’s bound to help you in some way, no matter what you are or aren’t going through. You can also download it here and print some out to hang around town and help strangers who may need these reminders as well. Focusing your stress into helpful solutions will give you clarity and momentum when you feel stuck or paralyzed. Thank you Tara for sharing this! It’s one of the best resources I’ve seen in a long time.