Question of the Day – No. 352 Posted on April 9, 2019April 9, 2019 by Troy Headrick What does stress mean to you? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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Being in a state of panic or strife. Maybe those are the wrong words. Struggle.
Are there any circumstances in which struggle is separated from stress?
I’d say that I don’t get stressed that often, so it’s hard for me to say. Or maybe I don’t know what stress is, which could be another possiblity; a conclusion I’ve come to before.
Taking on more of a struggle than one can seemingly handle
So stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed by things to do?
Constantly overthinking about the “what if”. Focusing more on what could go wrong and how to prevent that, which usually results in an overwhelming feeling.
So stress comes from overthinking?
Not been connected to Jesus
Can someone be connected to Jesus and still be stressed?
Feeling like a piece of trash because I’ve taken on more than is healthy for me.
How often do you take on more than it’s healthy for you?
A lot of time.
But I’m learning to be better.
A state of living with obligations I have no desire to fulfill, but feel I must.
So doing things because you have to, not because you want to…
Migraines … I find it hard to tell if I’m stressed out, except my chronic migraine becomes worse depending on the level of stress 😭🤗
Interesting! So you “measure” your stress level based on the level of pain?
Yep, basically 👍. I also get snippy when I have a migraine, so it’s not pleasant for anyone 😂🙈.
Stress is one of the causes of me having to take time out from work and start taking medication… that and anxiety…
That’s tough. What caused that level of stress?
Not really sure, there wasn’t one trigger or anything, rather lots of cumulative small things xx
fear of failing …or being afraid of a breakup…or loss of control….having no options left to chose.
It seems that the stress you’re facing is caused by fear. Let’s say that all those bad things happen. How would your life look like?
Blank page that you are writing your feelings on
How come you find that stressful?
You just don’t get it. Stress is the blank as soon as you are not put there your feelings you are good 😊
So you are creator of the stress as well as creator of fear and any other negativities.
I don’t write my feelings in the blank that is in my mind that’s why I am not stressful at all. 😉 I know sounds weird but if you think about this all negative stuff is in your mind and only your responsibility how to feel it and with what
Something everyone experiences; just in different ways and at different levels of intensity. Some healthy stress is good because without that little bit of stress, we wouldn’t have the motivation to accomplish anything in life:)
I’m not sure if motivation comes from stress, but I totally agree with you that there is constructive stress and that is helpful and healthy for our evolution 🙂
How often do you feel overwhelmed?
There are different types of stress..the positive one makes you work hard and sometimes is good. It ends after work ends and leaves a satisfied feeling. Negetive should always be dealt with and avoided
Yes, you’re right! Can those two types of stress transform from one into another?
Yea. Everything is energy 😊 it changes it’s form.
No air. Bad sleep. Overthinking and feeling overwhelmed. I managed to sleep only four hours tonight and at 3 I was totally awake for the level of stress I have. I haaaaate stress. I wish there was a cure!
I’m not sure if there is a cure, but trying to see the same situations from a different perspective might help 🙂
Time to take a break
Yeah… and hopefully we can take that break. It’s tougher when we think we cannot take it.
Human mind and brain automatically tell the person when is the time to take acbreak.
You’re right. But sometimes we don’t listen to that…
So whose fault is that 🙂
Ours, of course 🙂
Stress means over thinking and expecting the worst, stress eating and not sleeping.
Interesting! Would you say that stress comes from negative expectations?
No not for me. I’m a very positive person but I am a worrier. I’m also a Virgo and always expect perfection in everything I do so I guess some of the stress is my own doing as I’ve always felt that if your going to do something no matter what it is you do it to perfection or don’t bother doing it at all.
I’m also a Virgo and yes, I also expect perfection, but I also try to remember I’m only a human so I might fail at this perfection thing 🙂
So you know what I mean then 😊
Stress is the result of anxiety. One can learn to overcome stress by being aware of situations in his life that makes him become anxious. I learned to stop.. take a deep breath.. and tell myself to deal with the situation calmly. Then I move forward mentally and emotionally prepared. It took me One full year to succeed. It was a daily struggle but I refused Valium which my doctor prescribed. Prayer and trust in God was my armor.
What else helped you besides prayer and trust in God?
I also explained the physical steps I used in my comment .
So breathing, helpful self talk and God helped you go through the difficult time (I’m sorry I missed the physical steps). This is actually very similar with what Jay Shetty said about what he learned when he was a monk. 🙂
It worked for me. Today I am always so calm that it’s boring. Smile.
When work demands exceed the ability to effectively address issues – or needs and becoming purely reactionary.
And that ability is exceeded because of the lack of skill or the lack of time? Or both?
More a time issue, too many think setup, design, configuration is a snap of the fingers, perhaps is more of ” I need this now” forgetting there are 12 others saying the same thing. Or the dread words ” I know I should have contacted you earlier, but………”
Not being able to express an idea or not being given the can d to be heard…
Also anytime, anything about an unjust situation towards anybody. See, hear, experience it… doesn’t matter it will make me stress!!!
Would you say that injustice stresses you out the most?
Yes I would. Injustice to anyone… always gets under my skin
that I need to calm down / take a breath / talk to a friend / go for a walk…
Nice! It seems that your “default mode” to deal with stress is to shake it off.