One of the big things I've learned over the last few years is this:
What you dwell on becomes your reality.
That's why you need to train your brain to look for the good. Seek it out. Once you seek it you will see it. Then you'll start seeing it automatically.
Great, so then what?
It's simple: Save it.
This is another great use of the phone. When I find something that makes me laugh, makes me smile, I get a picture or a screen shot.
The first step in lowering your stress is all about changing yourself. If you want to change those around you, you need to start with yourself.
What do they say on the airplane?
“In the event of a loss of cabin air pressure, put the mask on yourself first before assisting others.”
When you look for the green the green will find you. It will happen in your every day life. You could stop there, but there’s another almost counter-intuitive way to lower your stress. It’s one I discovered on a family vacation in South Carolina, and it involves taking a single step.