This one seems straight forward, but it’s probably one of the hardest ones. I get it, life gets crazy, things get out of hand, but have you ever though of looking at stress as a warning sign that something isn’t right?
Here’s the thing – you actually need a certain amount of stress in your life to function properly.
People who claim you should eliminate ALL forms of stress from your life are dangerous, and probably have no clue about basic human psychology. These folks are what I like to call quacks.
There are two types of stress: positive and negative.
Positive stress is the kind of stress that drives and motivates you toward achieving something. It’s the kind of stress that drives you to level up in life, that steers you towards achievement and improving the world around you – for you and for others.
With positive stress you feel an upward pull.
Negative stress is the kind that leads to anxiety, depression, feelings of worthlessness and doubt. This kind of stress comes from feeling hopeless, lack of options, and a drain on your resources.
With negative stress you feel a downward pull.
This is the type of stress that should be looked as a warning sign that you must change something in your life.
When you are under negative stress, you also tend to lose sight of the fact that YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR SITUATION, this is why it makes it so toxic to your system.
The first step is to recognize is that YOU CAN.
The most important part is to TAKE ACTION in addressing what is causing you stress by educating yourself, and then taking the necessary steps toward the solution.
Remember, results happen over-time not over-night.