Stress Is Natural
The way stress is viewed today it is something that should be avoided. But of course, we can’t avoid it so we must somehow cope with it manage it or control it. The old way of thinking about Stress simply does not work for many people. Instead of Managing Stress what if we could use it to our advantage? Mold it into a source of motivation instead of something we try to avoid?
Sources of Stress
External = Environment
Obstacles (Ex. traffic)
Internal = Personal
Self Criticism (Voices in our heads)
Trying to be perfect
Being afraid of failing
Natural Reaction to Stress
The physiological reaction to stress is to create energy. To prepare you to act!
What you do with this energy determines if it is healthy for you or damaging to your wellbeing.