Changing perspective will also help you to distance yourself from a situation that you view as unfavorable. Notice the use of the word VIEW or perceive, which implies that there may be another point of view, which may be right or wrong. But so may be yours!
Give yourself more freedom of choice, you will soon notice that what was stressful before does not terrorize you anymore. Your cortisol will not be shooting up so often, and you will become calmer with each situation that you take control over. Mindfulness is a practice, and it requires work, so don’t get disappointed when results are not as immediate as you wished they were.