Stress Is Natural
Stress is viewed today as something that should be avoided; however, stress is inevitable. We can’t avoid stress, 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? We must learn to 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.