124 S5 Negative Emotion – Stress



Subject to physical or mental pressure, tension, or strain.

Practical Tips

  1. You have to exert energy to be stressed and uptight, so relax into a naturally relaxed state (Use Survival Techniques to do this).
  2. Realise that allowing yourself to be stressed is not good for your health.
  3. Look down at the bigger picture of your life and put the issues into perspective…the Stress is not worth it!
  4. Focus on how you WANT to feel, in place of the stress and decide to change your state.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I can adjust my mind set when I am aware of Stress building up in me.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel Stressed, is when I do not allow myself adequate and justified work breaks.

The only time that I will allow myself to be Stressed by new procedures is when I do not allow myself the time to get to grips with them.

The only time I will allow myself to feel Stressed, is when I don’t realise everything is happening for a reason.

Example Challenges

DC048 How will I cope with my Changes and New Circumstances this Christmas?

DC117 It’s Monday morning, I’ve just come into work and the Workshop is an absolute mess!!! I don’t even know where to start!!

DC154 I’m sat in a Magistrate Court waiting room and the Usher isn’t particularly helpful, I feel intimidated!!


“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.”
– Joel Osteen