Why There Is Need for Planning In Stress Reduction

Stress reduction can help us to manage our lives efficiently. We can decrease stress by reviewing life and its potential problems, solutions and resources. You need to set up with a home, car, job, children, entertainment, and other related responsibilities if you are a common ordinary family.

You may own your own home, vehicle and established a foundation to succeed in life. You visit your friends on occasions to get away from your status in life and you spend one day out of every week to enjoy quality time with the family.

Your job is running smoothly and as you feel that feel everything is under control, you see no need to worry about any problem since you. Your security is standing, your confidence is high, and your emotions are in tact.

Everything seems perfect, so you are relaxing when you arrive home from work, since your job brought forth a rewarding day because of your outstanding efforts. Now we are looking at a condition where stressors and stress are minimal.

An Example

We have to question this scenario as we can never get rid of stress from our lives. The husband is not worrying about anything, since he has established what appears to be a firm foundation for his family.

Is the husband prepared for stressors and stress? Is the husband expecting that life will remain faithful or is he expecting that troubles could surface at any time? Did the husband plan to prepare in case disaster occurs?

Finally, is the husband prepared to make decisions when troubles surface, and did he prepare his family for the troubles that are potential in their future? Does the family have a resource, help, and support group available when troubles occur.


Maybe they sit up a savings account believing money would bail them out of all troubles. Look carefully between the lines and tell me where stressors and stress exist?

Since, we do not know what has been discussed in the family we are going to assume that this family is steady, safe and has not set up a stress management scheme in case the worst possible occurs.

By assuming this, we can infer that the family is not prepared to manage trouble at a higher magnitude than common problems. We can presume that when a high impact circumstances attacks the family has not planned a stress management relief.


We can presume that the family is not using their head to the fullest, since we cannot determine if the family can make suitable decisions when a major problem arises. Unfortunately, we are going to cause a series of troubles for this family to see how prepared we all are in any case scenario.

Ok, the world is good and the family is happier than they are ever where in life. The family continues daily taking care of responsibilities and enjoying their fruitful atmosphere.

All of a sudden, everyone wakes up one fine sunny afternoon and finds that dad lost his job; mom is not working since dad has it all under control. Panic strikes, the husband flairs with anger since he has lost his security, a minimal capability to take care of his family and responsibilities.

He thinks I have sufficient money in my account to take care of the mortgage and bills until I land another job. Then he calls his bank all to find out that his Identity was stolen and his banking accounts are drained of resources.

OUCH! Now we have a real life trouble with stressors overwhelming that our nerves should be shot by now. Let us see how prepared this family could be in the occasion stress is overwhelming.

Now, we all know that we are a subject to unemployment and identity theft. Where is the backup plan? Husband would know immediately what he needed to do to deal with the legal process of identity theft and unemployment if he was prepared and planned.

Now we know he had a stress management plan when he believed his savings would defend the family in case he lost his job, but we see that his mind is blown when he hangs up the phone with his bank.



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