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For The Stressed Engineer: Ways To Use Stress To Your Advantage

Stress is usually associated with negative feelings, but what if we could twist things a bit and put a positive feel to them?

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Are you a stressed engineer? Then read on.

Everyone faces stress, and while it may come in different kinds it is already part of everyone’s lives. Stress is usually associated with negative feelings, but what if we could twist things a bit and put a positive feel to them? Well, here are some ways to use stress to your advantage.

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Choose to have a positive attitude.

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Set aside your negative emotions and mistakes done in the past. If you let these things control your life, you’ll definitely be stressed since you waste so much time and mental energy holding on to them.

Embrace a new perspective.

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Try to see things in a different light. Try to find a new environment to mingle in, learn new things that you usually wouldn’t bother learning, and improve yourself.

Learn to let go.

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Stress can make your life interesting, by pushing you to take that break that you need, but only if you let it. Stop holding onto the steering wheel and go with the flow. It’s good to be out of control at times.

Focus on certain aspects.

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Multitasking may be a good skill, but when it comes to stressful events happening at the same time—it’s a big no-no. Focus on one aspect at a time, and solve them bit by bit. Once you’ve finished them, you’ll be surprised you survived through all that stress and you’ll awesome about yourself for handling it.

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Get good sleep.

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SLEEP! Proper rest can give your body time to clear all those negative feelings, and relax your body. So when you wake up, you’ll be more decisive and be ready to solve those problems brilliantly once again.

Share. Talk. Open up.

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This is important as well. Talking to someone will not only help you feel better, but it will also help you clarify your problem, and see things from a different point of view.

Some stress is not good for our health in all aspects, but if we use it to our advantage we’ll be able to improve the way we cope with stress, and at the same time learn more about ourselves.

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