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How Stress Impacts You

by on Apr.02, 2011, under Travel

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The impacts of stress very from individual to individual and is all based on how the situation at hand is perceived. The impacts of stress depends on which events a person notices and whether the person interprets the noticed event in a positive or in a negative manner. Thus, the perception of stress-related events vary across individuals and across situations.

As an example imagine that both Frank and Bob get fired from work.

Now, look at the different ways that they interpret the event:

Bob: “How could this have happened to me!! I’m useless and will never amount to anything! I know that I will never find a job again!”

Frank: “Oh well, this was the way that things were meant to happen. I can use this time to spend it with my family”

You get my point, right? Of course getting laid off is no pleasant experience, but the reaction of each experience that someone undergoes depends on the person. In this way, Stress is in the Eye of the Beholder.

Why does it matter that stress impacts people differently? Well the mere fact that it is subjective not objective! This means that you have the power to change it and it begins within you. Many people have the perception that stress is an “all or nothing” phenomenon and they think that no matter what they do, they will always feel stressed. Well this isn’t true, the journey of stress relief begins with changing your perception of the world; specifically your perception of your environment and your interactions. The old saying “the glass isn’t half empty; it’s half full” goes a long way and although it might sound cliche, that type of mentality really does pay off in the long run and it is what will get you through each hard day you may face. If we actively pick out the best of every stressful situation that happens in our lives on a daily basis, in time we train our brain to automatically think of events in such a manner. Remember the old saying, “everything happens for a reason?”, well believe that it does. Think back on every stressful event that happened in your life and how something positive came shortly after, and you sat and thought to yourself “ah, am I glad that the previous stressful event happened, so this great thing can happen to me now”.

When I was little, my mom told me to look in the mirror every day and say out loud the top 10 things which I love about myself. By doing this, it allowed me to get the most confidence I ever had! By telling ourselves out loud the things we love about ourselves, we allow our mind to actively be aware of all the accomplishments that we have achieved. Don’t get lost in trying to be perfect, whatever perfect may be in your eyes, because by doing so you will no longer realize all the things that you have accomplished in your life and how wonderful you are. Everyone has a “perfect” path which they want to embark on, and by all means always follow your goals, but do not ever think that dreams do not come with hard work and dedication…nothing comes cheap…but if you really want something, you can always get it! Let’s say however, too many things interfered with your dreams…things which were way beyond your control…do not EVER despair, because the things that you have learned on your journey are priceless and they truly will change you.

I will end this by saying, learn what makes you tick, what makes you sad, and what makes you happy – avoid all situations where you feel uncomfortable and surround yourself with people who love you. Life is too short to be taken for granted & always “live, love and laugh”.

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