Mon, November 18, 2019

What is stress?

Simply put, stress is a physical and mental reaction to change. All stress comes from our thoughts and feelings about things in our lives that are changing: changing schools, moving from junior high to high school, moving, parents divorcing, computer breaking down, car breaking down, breaking up with a girl/boy friend. . . I could go on, but I think that is enough.

Change is part of life. How we deal with change will make or break our next steps of success. Success is part of business and all parts of life

When change happens, we can freak out and worry about all the things that ‘could’ happen. We get caught up in the ‘what if’ games. ‘What if’ is a fun game to play, but not a fun way to live your life.

When I was about twelve, my parents got divorced. I was sad that I would not see one of my parents anymore, but I was happy that they would not fight anymore. They were both better off not being around each other because they had started getting worse in their fighting and I was afraid one of them would get hurt. I don’t think divorce is the answer, but as a kid, I couldn’t do anything about my parents separating. I had to accept the situation as it came and not worry about what ‘might’ happen.

When change happens, and it will, take each one as an opportunity. Look at life as an adventure an be prepared for the good things that can come out of change. I did not want my parents to divorce, but when they did, I had to look for the positives. I have a great Step-father, and some really neat new brothers and sisters.

One last thought. I have a saying that keeps me going. Here it is: No longer looking back, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:14, Bible)

What are some things stressing you out?
Do you have a saying that helps you?
Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments.

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