I know I can never avoid stress. Honestly, it is, in fact, part of my entire life, and I know that for sure. I also know it can affect my decisions and reactions to an everyday situation. It can bring bad vibes and an unpleasant amount of energy in a room. There is nothing entirely good about stress aside from the endurance and adrenaline it gives from time to time. However, due to specific instances where things fall apart, I have decided to leave everything as is. That instead of fight stress, I realized that isolation is a much better choice. Here are my reasons why.
Isolation To Avoid Toxicity – “Stress can seem omnipresent. Between working, socializing and taking care of the home, it sometimes seems we don’t have a minute to ourselves, let alone enough time to really take care of our bodies and minds.” says Sonja Seglin, LCPC. Not all people can appreciate things when they are alone. Some of them may think that it is a place where boredom and loneliness linger. But for me, it becomes a new door to create a much healthier comfort zone where toxicity gets excluded. I like it because when I am alone by myself, I can practice better thinking. I can surround myself with positive thoughts because there is nothing stressful to think about. I can aim for better emotional and mental stability that will become significantly important for my overall development.
No Room For Drama – There are types of stress that usually comes from other people. It is where they throw negative energy to my outgoing personality. Some of them are often anxious and depress that when they try to engage with me, their issues become mine. I hate to say this, but avoiding other people’s drama gets misjudged. Some think that I do not care to listen to their problems. But the truth is, I only want to save my mental health from their emotional crisis. I do not want to feel affected by their problems, so instead of listening, I chose not to engage.
Let Go Of Things – “Everyone handles positive and negative stress differently. And yes, for some, positive stress can lead to a negative response to stress, depending on the situation.” Jessica Harris, LCPC, LPC said. If it is meant to be, then it will be. Stressful situations can come from excessive thoughts of wanting and getting everything. The point that it is challenging to achieve everything I want, I know I have to let it go. Honestly, there is no point in trying so hard when you know you will only end up not having anything. Yes, you can give me credit for trying. But insisting on what is impossible is never going to help me or anyone. With that, the art of letting go is further essential than pushing my limits. I will never be guilty about choosing things that are not giving me any hard time.
It Is All About Freedom – Isolation doesn’t always mean sadness and loneliness. Sometimes, it can represent freedom from a different perspective. For me, isolation becomes the key to better living. Because with all the mental and emotional danger from the environment and social interaction, I can say I’m okay being alone. Not that I do not need anything or anyone, I want to never care too much about stuff that doesn’t entirely matter. “Happy people make healthier choices,” explains Scott Glassman, PsyD. With that, I know I’m doing the right thing.
I am not saying that my way of relieving stress is going to be helpful for you. If you wish to try it, do it on your own risk.