Few people would argue that the New Year brings a renewed sense of direction and a clean slate for positive change. Why not make your tinnitus healing a part of that process?
How can this be done? Actually, you can do it more easily by looking backwards instead of forwards. No kidding! Take a look back over the holidays in December and remind yourself of how much fun it was getting together with friends and family. Remind yourself of all the great meals, the shopping, the skiing and other winter sports.
Now that you’re back at work and ready for a new year, it’s always a great idea to remind yourself of the good times. How does this help your tinnitus? Well, think about it for a moment. When you were engaged in these joyful activities how much did your tinnitus bother you? Most likely not as much as when you’re stressed out at work, that’s for sure.
You see, tinnitus is always worse when you’re stressed. And, when your tinnitus gets worse, so does your stress. The two are so closely intertwined and most tinnitus sufferers would agree that along with one comes the other.
This year, make it your New Year’s resolution to do more of what you love. That’s the real cure for tinnitus. Doing more of what you love reduces your stress and therefore reduces your tinnitus.
Naturally this is easier said than done. When you’re stressed you’re stressed right? Sure, but isn’t it your reaction to outside forces that causes your stress?
There are dozens of books, articles and advice on how to reduce stress. But, in my humble opinion it’s not really that difficult. Are you familiar with Achems Razor? It states that: All things being equal, the simplest explanation is probably the correct explanation.
Here’s the simplest explanation I can give to reduce stress. When you start to feel life getting out of hand, take a look inside and you’ll discover that the only one causing stress is you. Stress cannot be caused by outside forces. Only your reaction to those forces can cause stress.
Don’t react to outside forces. Enact positive change based upon the situation that’s happening around you that you don’t like. When you do this, your stress will dissipate. Taking positive action is all that is required. Blaming, justifying and denying will not work.
Tinnitus is a symptom of a greater problem. That greater problem is your resistance to your life situation of which tinnitus is only a part. Fixing your problems one by one by enacting positive change will inevitably fix your tinnitus as well.
So, put your hand on your heart and repeat the following out loud. I promise to do my best to change the parts of myself which I have control over such as; my thoughts, my feelings and my actions. I promise not to worry so much about what others are doing and saying. And, most of all; I promise to face my tinnitus with the same positive attitude that I give everything around me. How I do anything is how I do everything.