Stress is the modern-day word that describes emotional liability which arises from an unpleasant experience which is based on your interpretation. It has become a common everyday occurrence.
This is not to say the stress is all “BAD” and to be completely avoided
Some stress is healthy and essential to create and motivate and bring about action. Stress is part of your survival mechanism. Without stress you couldn’t run away from a tiger or a predator or falling off a cliff. LIFE CUT SHORT.
All forms of stress is your mind responding to a situation or conditions, for example, certain conditions would cause major stress to all humans, resulting in quick reaction such as running away from a Tiger or other predator. The degree of stress response /reaction is determined by the meaning you give to the situation or condition.
Just as some stress response/reactions saves lives ongoing stressful feelings that are needless and repetitive can be detrimental and can contribute to many health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Generally, most stress response is not lifesaving. Rather unnecessary and created by your interpretation of situations and conditions based on:
Stress can arise from what your mind’s imagines should be or could be or have been. Essentially bringing the past and the future into the present. This may lead to worry, doubt and anger (all forms of fear) expressed as a state of stress. This may lead to physical response, e.g. heart palpitations, nervousness, mental chaos, and later to ill health.
What you can do:
STOP – Slow everything down by taking 3-4 Deep breaths