What Is Stress?
Stress is probably one of the terms that are bandied about the most in the 21st century but people know about it the least. Though almost everyone says that they are stressed out, they cannot actually define stress.
So, what is the definition anyway?
The Cambridge Dictionary (International Edition) defines stress as,"Great worry caused by a difficult situation or something which causes this condition."
The Oxford Dictionary defines it as, "Pressure or worry resulting from mental or physical distress, difficult circumstances, etc."
From these definitions, we can arrive at this – When there is some situation or circumstance in our lives that we find difficult to cope with, the resulting condition in our mind is known as stress.
Stress could very well place itself among the top 3 problems of the current century. If we do not take steps to eradicate it as soon as possible, it will consume us much before global warming and its correlate can.
The best thing is that though stress is a collective problem, we can work individually at eliminating it.
Becoming stress-free is largely in our hands. So here are 3 basic rules for coping with stress.
RULE #1 – DON’T OVEREXERT YOURSELF
Taking up more than you can handle is a sure way of stressing yourself up. This is a major component of workplace stress today.
People set unrealistic deadlines for themselves and take more work than they can manage in a bid to earn more money.
But the result – they lose out on the work and their health as well.
RULE #2 – LEARN TO PUT THE LEASH ON CIRCUMSTANCES
Ups and downs happen in everyone’s lives, but people’s reactions to them are different. Some of them would be stoic about changing circumstances while others would get totally worked up.
People who learn how to put the leash on their circumstances can largely control their lives, and hence they can remain happier in life.
RULE #3 – LEARN TO AVOID
A lot of people who are stressed out to the max are so because they don’t know how to say a simple monosyllabic word when the time comes – “No”.
That is the reason they fall into the trap of doing things they should have avoided in the first place.
They get into friendships they didn’t want, they commit to relationships they think they shouldn’t have, they take work they can’t manage.
This is what builds stress up to a very high degree.
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When we are stressed, we find it very difficult to rationalize our circumstances. In most people, it has been observed that stress can totally exhaust their mental potential to think. Even if there is a way out of their predicament, because of the stress, they will fail to see it. This is what makes the stressful situation worse.
The problem is that when you have stress playing in your mind, the one sure way to remove it is to eliminate the circumstance that has caused it ...
Stress can be too difficult on you and it could become one of the most important aspects that govern your life. Today there are several stress management courses all around and all of them are working at teaching people how to overcome stress.
However, you don't need these courses if you know that you can beat stress by making some small but significant adjustments in your life.
Speaking about stress management, it actually boils down to just 7 important rules. If you learn to incorporate them in your daily life, you will find that you can stay without stress forever.
What You'll Learn
- Chapter 01: What Is Stress?
- Chapter 02: The Basic Rules for Coping with Stress
- Chapter 03: Changing the Way You React to Situations
- Chapter 04: Biting Only as Much as You Can Chew
- Chapter 05: Control the Situation; Don't Let the Situation Control You
- Chapter 06: Using the Middle Path
- Chapter 07: The Trick Is in Avoiding the Wrong Things
- Chapter 08: Looking for Relaxation Techniques
- Chapter 09: Prioritizing
- Chapter 10: Learning How to Keep Avoiding Stress