The road to recovery

Sometimes life’s problems mount up and it’s easy to lose sight of what you need to prioritise.  It’s also good to remember that many of the things that worry us are actually out of our control and that worrying is a waste of our time, which gets us nowhere but actually causes unnecessary suffering and loss of energy.

Once you are aware of the sources of stress you can begin to identify what it is that you are finding stressful.

Use the points below to list the things that are causing you distress.

For those problems that are difficult to change you may need to come to terms with the fact that these issues may be around for a while, but that ultimately they will be resolved at some point in the future.

You may find the section on “useful ways to cope” may help.

The purpose of this task is for you to feel that you have your life back in a manageable order and have retained some control over what is happening around you.  This can help reduce your stress levels and improve your ability to relax and sleep better.

On a spare piece of paper write down the following:

  • Things that cause you distress
  • Things that are easy to change
  • Things that are difficult to change