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Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. In a simpler sentence, Stress is the degree of pressure exerted on a material object measured in units of force per unit area. It can also be defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress is majorly caused by two variables which are physical (such as fear of something dangerous) and emotional (such as worry over your family or job.) Never stress yourself over what you can’t control. It’s a waste of time. Just do your very best, appreciate each step and forget the rest. Worrying won’t stop the bad things from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good ones. Life becomes easier when you let go of unneeded stress. If it’s out of your control, don’t let it worry you. A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired:”How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.” It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down! Whenever you are emotionally stressed, take a step back, inhale and laugh. Remember who you are and why you are here. You are never going to be given anything in this world that you can’t handle. Just be strong, be flexible, love yourself, and love others. Just keep moving forward. Release the stress, learn to let go the things you cannot control or change. Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.

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Article posted: 2016-05-25 11:47:23