Once you have noticed the physical symptoms of stress, how do you let it go? The answer is a very simple one, but not necessarily easy to do. It does require awareness and practice, but once you have mastered it, the results are transformational.
Firstly, you decide that you don’t want to feel stressed any more. You simply draw a line in the sand and set an intention that stress will no longer be part of your life.
Then, having made a mental note of where you feel your stress, next time you notice that physiological reaction, remind yourself of your intention not to feel stressed any more.
Then remember the following. Stress is not caused by external circumstances even though it feels like it is. Stress is your own response to external circumstances and is caused by your own thinking about those circumstances. It is your thinking that causes the stress, and not the actual external circumstance or event.
We have thoughts, we create thinking out of those thoughts, which in turn causes us to feel certain emotions, which determine our behaviour, which in turns results in a particular outcome.