Thoughts about stress..
I came across some friends and started talking about life, then our discussion veered on stress.
Parting ways gave me the impression that oftentimes we create or cause our own stress. But the number one stressor is financial issue. Then the thought of brainstorming, oh yah I brainstormed on my own. And the first question that got in my mind was:
What are you going through at the time? How did you get into that situation or predicament? Some of us we create our own quagmire. Oftentimes it’s out of envy and start asking questions out of the ordinary. I will leave it at that.
As I see it …
You may experience stress if you:
Feel under lots of pressure
Face big changes in your life
Are worried about something
Don’t have much or any control over the outcome of a situation
Have responsibilities that you find overwhelming
Don’t have enough work, activities or change in your life
Experience discrimination, hate or abuse
Are going through a period of uncertainty
And these final thoughts …
Much of what is stressful to you is what you’ve decided is stressful. What if you decided differently?
Feeling stressed in certain situations, or with certain tasks, or with certain people, is not a foregone conclusion. Rather, it’s a way you choose to respond.
Sure, many things in life will challenge you greatly. Yet instead of letting those challenges get to you and make you stressful, you can choose a more powerful, effective response.
Instead of seeing yourself as fighting against the challenges, you can see yourself as thriving on them, and even enjoying them. Even when people and situations are extremely difficult, you can find great fulfillment in calmly working through them.
You can let others be stressed and angry and frustrated. All the while, you can choose to be peaceful and productive.
Life’s difficulties don’t have to bring you down, because you have what it takes to lovingly and purposefully deal with them. Choose to respond with a positive perspective, and leave the stress behind.