We can feel stressed by things outside ourselves, such as traffic jams, a snarky co-worker, or an overly long to-do list. But sometimes, what is going on inside us can cause stress, too. What are your inner stress triggers? Do you have any fears or worries you can’t stop thinking about? Does any aspect of your life feel out of control? Do you have any negative beliefs or expectations about yourself or others?
When you can pinpoint your inner stress triggers, you may be able to do something about them. You could brainstorm a list of solutions to a nagging problem. You can learn to question and then reframe your less helpful thought patterns. How do you get a handle on your inner stressors?