How often do you experience stress?
Psychologists define stress as the “perception of pressure, on the one hand, and the body’s response to it, on the other…”
It’s really easy to blame our stress on everything outside of us.
Like how it’s my supervisor’s fault for giving me a last minute project due tomorrow.
Or how it’s my kid’s fault that I can’t follow my plan because they need my attention.
Or how I have a long to do list and a short deadline to get them all done.
The problem with this idea is that we become victims to everything and everyone else around us.
We lose control.
The truth is that we create the stress in our lives.
We get to choose how we look at the circumstances of our lives.
I can choose to see a last minute project as an opportunity to shine or as a burden to grumble about.
I can choose to see the to do list as the action items to my dreams or as the list of things I have no desire to do.
What you choose makes all the difference.
Think about the last time you felt stressed.
Why did you feel stress?
Watch your thoughts as you answer this question because it will be key to understanding what is creating the stress in your life.
I tend to feel stress every day because I put pressure on myself every day.
To perform at the highest level.
To get a lot of things done.
To follow through on everything I’ve planned.
And this is all a choice.
But why would I choose this?
Here’s the thing, studies show that the way you think about stress changes your experience of it.
If you think stress is bad then you will feel negative emotion on top of the stress.
It’s kind of like rushing to prepare for a presentation, noticing you feel stressed about it, and then getting mad at yourself for feeling stressed.
It’s natural to feel stress because our brains are often going to interpret the world around us in a negative way.
Our brains have the tendency to think we don’t have time to get things done or that something bad will happen if we don’t do things a certain way.
I like to look at stress as my body’s way of preparing me for the task at hand.
Stress is exactly what I need to focus and perform at my best.
Of course I want to put pressure on myself, I want to live a life filled with accomplishment.
I want to feel stress.
What if the next time you felt stress you thought about it as a good thing?
You believed that stress was God’s way of helping you focus your energy.
My challenge and invitation is that you think differently about stress.
Recognize that stress is a part of your life for a reason.
And if you feel like you have a little too much stress and want to create more balance in your life, sign up for a free strategy session and I’ll help you create a mindset that will help you win every day.
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