Do you ever get stressed?
I don’t know anyone who hasn’t felt stress in their life.
Feeling stressed is part of our human evolution. Feeling unhappy and dissatisfied with our surroundings can cause stress. Unexpected changes, or things not going our way can also cause stress.
We can’t stop external things changing, and we might not always be happy with what we have. But we can change the way we think and feel, in order to reduce our stress.
Common beliefs about stress… It:
Must be accepted,
Is essential in our life.
I want to challenge the above beliefs because it’s simply not true that we MUST feel stressed. And more often than not, stress is far more harmful to us than it ever is useful.
You aren’t motivated by stress, in fact, it’s very hard to feel positive and motivated when you feel stressed
Stress is avoidable, by taking time to relax and checking in with yourself, you can feel less stress in your life
You do not have to accept stress, you can change it. You should allow ourselves to be happy by pursuing things that makes you feel happy and relaxed
Feeling stressed is not essential, it’s negative and should be avoided. Relaxation however – is essential and should be practiced regularly