Posted on Aug 30, 2007 | Comments 1
Stress can be your best buddy or your nastiest enemy. It is up to you to make the decision to get on the good side of stress.
We can separate stress by examining the good and bad sides of the force and what it entails.
When stress is good it leads us to the cause of the problems we are facing and takes us to the path that helps us find relief.
Stress can lead to a game of tug-of-war since the emotions are messy and the mind is fighting to take control.
If we have a plan and are prepared to handle our situations as they arise then we are on the street to success and making stress our best friend.
When we ignore stresses normal reactions we are heading for a lethal fall.
For example, you have a decision that needs your immediate attention. The decision includes spending money on an upcoming desire rather than saving the money to avoid over drafts.
Therefore, you can see a need is involved and a demand is in question. What are you going to do?
You know that your banking account is subject to overdraft, meaning that you will spend additional income to support the bank. The bank made payments out of their funds to take care of your checks.
Do you see stress? Do you see potential stressors? You have a budget and you know that the budget will cover your immediate expenses.
Now we are looking at a very involved stressful situation since the person has no idea how to cover the banking overdrafts. You want to go out on the town and realize that you have a few bucks in your pocket that will get you started in an evening of fun.
The few bucks could add less stress if you contribute to the amount that the bank spent on your overdrafts. Of course, you are paying maximum for the criminal behavior and no one will take responsibility but you.
The bank does not consider that you are struggling in life; rather they only consider what you are responsible to repay. What are you going to do? Do you have a stress management plan that will help you to see a why out of your problems?
If not be prepared to pay more than you earn. It is all about reality my dear friend and reality does not play fair. We have greed, judging, selfishness, jealousy, hatred, angry and other emotions that tells us that mistakes are more punishable than finding a solution to the problems.
The entire system makes up for personalities that will betray, steal, cheat, lie, and even hurt someone when they want their way in life. We can see this when we look at the criminal justice system that controls society, yet we find common negligence in the system.
Take right decisions
Do you want stress relief then learn to stand up for what you believe in, and take control of the emotions. When life is dealing, you a nasty hand do not stand still and let that hand take control.
When life is giving you options, review the consequences, resources, solutions, and problem in front of you. Thinking is the control key. If you are using your head then you will not walk into the hands of faith.
If you have a choice, which in most cases you do then you better is using your head when stress and stressors meet you in person. I am not the one to tell you that life has a reward at the end of the tunnel.
However, one thing is true that your decisions will determine how much stress you will suffer. Unless you have a mental illness, neurological ailment, or chemical imbalance that hinders you, then you are opening the door to the enemy that can steal your life.
Life is volatile so why not sit down and think before you make stress the enemy of your life. If you think, you have more power than what was created then you are serious robbing your self of potentials that stand in front of your face. Do not let stress become your enemy!
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