How can I deal with family stress?
Last Updated: 12/04/2018 at 9:32pm
Tricia Saviano, MA, ATR, LCPC
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Dealing with family stress can seem like a giant undertaking but the tallest mountains climbed happened one step at a time. Coming from a very large family- 6 sisters 2 brothers my mother and grandmother family stress wasn't something unknown to me. Coping with stress became something that was important in order for me to handle my own personal goals and situations. Identifying the most negative stress factors first help focus a great deal of my energy on things with greater impact on myself. I take them apart bit by bit in order to tackle it- Who is involved with this stress? What is causing the stress? When is this happening? Then I figure a game plan- What can I do to not only reduce how the stress is affecting me but also, how can the stress factor/trigger be disabled? The last question would involve starting some sort of dialogue with family members and getting to the root of everything. Ultimately we can learn that things affect us a certain way for specific reasons that are personal to us. We hold the power to rewire how we are reacting and coping with situations. When this truth is realized operating from this perspective we can positively change our lives one step at a time.
Communication. By talking it out with family you may find support they may have a new understanding.
Have your own personal time where you can restore your energy levels, if you can't do it at home go out in nature and rebalance yourself. Sign up to the gym and use it as a way to better yourself.
Make time in your day for yourself--exercise, listen to music, etc. This can take you away from the stressful family environment. It also helps to try to think positively in every situation somehow, even if it seems trivial--"I won't let this happen when I have kids," "At least...", etc.
Communication. The ability to communicate your concerns or issues with family is key when your family is a root cause of stress. They must know how you feel in order to start fixing the issue.
Sit down and think about the solutions, consequences and if you really have problems. Making a list, a mindmap or whatever helps a lot.
You can always try to talk it out with them. Set aside time to talk to them in private, and express how you feel about their actions in an assertive, calm manner. Try to not shout or become too emotional, especially if they try to provoke you. If they do so, either deflect them by providing calm answers or ignore them or in the worst scenario, slowly back away. If you can't face them face to face for whatever, try writing a letter or an email. If this still doesn't work, and you can't solve it by yourself you can hire a therapist/counsellor as a third party. But whatever you do, reach out to other people. Tell your friends. They care about you and even though they can't solve the problem, it's nice to have emotional and moral support. It'll make a world of a difference. :)
Maybe you can talk to your friends or some listeners on here but when the stress durings a longer time you have to talk with your Family.
Sometimes we just need a bit of time to ourselves. When my family gets on my nerves about something, I just find a quiet place where I can be alone and cool off.
sometime you have to walk away from the situation and analyze what is going on and evaluate what is best for you.
Ways:Adjust your priorities, including previous standards of order and neatness. Don’t take on unnecessary duties and responsibilities.Accept any help that’s offered. If you can afford it, consider paying someone to help with the cleaning, shopping or laundry, especially at busy times. Plan ahead. Get as much as possible ready for the following day, and give yourself extra time to leave the house. That's help me.
Talk to your family about the issues. Spend some quality time. Usually family stress is just a result of misunderstandings resulting from lack of communication (proper)
You can deal with family stress by going to see a counselor they are very helpful and they can help you work out possible solutions for what you can do to solve your problem.
You can handle family stress by pulling back getting some rest and then having a balance not trying to take on all the family issues at once.
Distract yourself with your favorite activities, try to talk to one of those family members or a friend.
try to focus on other things more, and spend less time at home or with family, it helps a whole lot
There's multiple things you can do for family stress. I find communication to be important in dealing with family. if you haven't already, seek to reinforce boundaries and always let the other person know calmly that you're upset with them.
take it easy! cause things always don't go the same. And relationships has their own ups and downs :)
Dealing with family stress is super difficult, but sometimes separating yourself from your family members to take short breaks works out for the best, it really depends on exactly how your family functions. If short breaks away from them wouldn't work out then maybe staying with a friend for a night or two ever so often could be a better option to relieve some of the stress.
Find why your family gives you stress. Think about how they mean to you. Think about different solutions and how you can reduce the stress. Choose the one that is most beneficial to you and your family.
Sometimes getting out of the house is helpful, but avoiding family isn't always the answer. Talk to your family about how you feel and if they doesn't work family therapy or your own personal therapy can help.
Honesty is best medicine! Tell your family how you truly feel and together seek a solution for the problem. Beware to accept criticism and not become defensive and always try not to raise your voice.
Well I would do a few things to reduce the stress and the first one is that get out of the things that are making you stressful and that means you could go for a walk or even a drive to some unknown place. If that is not working call someone that has experience with what your dealing with when it coming to that stress that your feeling. I mean maybe even working out will help reduce the load of stress that you're under here. Never keep the stress in you for it will build up to a point that your going to explode on a love one. So in the end this is the best way of removing stress.
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