Stress is an inevitable part of modern life. The numbers of people encountering stress in their lives seems to be escalating daily. Stress in itself is not the problem, it’s our response to stress that determines how we cope with the problem.
Simply put, stress is the state that arises in our mind and body when too many demands are being made of us. Stress is a natural response intended to force us limit our involvements and activities. Unfortunately, when we are over-loaded, for whatever reason, and our boss or another significant person wants us to do this and now, we end up torn between all. If we try to meet all the demands at once we put ourselvs under more pressure and, inevitably, a viscious cycle starts.
Succeeding with stress requires us to be good at reading and responding to our body and mind and creating priorities.