Stress: Turn the Daily Grind Into a New Frame of Mind

May 24, 2013
Stress, the silent killer. Or is it? Time to slay the beast once and for all. Are you ready?

Stress, the silent killer. Or is it? Time to slay the beast once and for all. Are you ready?

 

Stressed out? Swamped at work? Home life feeling chaotic? Feeling a little nuts? We’ve all been there. Sometimes stress gets its dirty little hooks in us and we stay there. Speaking of dirty little hooks, we’ve all heard the phrase “stress, the silent killer”, but recent studies have shown that we may being giving stress a bad rap.

 

What Is Stress?

Stress is the anticipation or experience of adversity or difficulty. We have an instinctual ability to combat this in the form of our “fight or flight” response. Not only do our minds engage in our “fight or flight” response, but our bodies automatically repress our need to rest and primes us for action by releasing adrenaline and cortisol. All in all, we are at our fighting best when we are stressed.

 

Make Stress Work For You

Researchers at Yale University did a study where they looked at over 400 groups of people working under stressful conditions and discovered that stress, and its negative impacts, are purely a mental state of mind. So, we can turn stress into a helpful tool or allow it to continue crippling- the choice is yours.

 

New Frame Of Mind

The studies at Yale went on to show that those people who perceived stress in a positive fashion not only had higher performance results at work, but were healthier, happy, and had greater life satisfaction. So you feel like you have too much on your plate? A simple change of perception can help you to live out your stress in a positive light.

 

We all have limits, but remember…

By embracing our stressful situations, we can turn our daily grind into something that enriches our lives.

 

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We’d love to hear what you think about stress – leave us a comment below!

 

 

Comments

  1. coach jennifer says:

    Absolutely yes! Stress is a perception! I have been working with people, helping them manage stress and emotions for twenty years now, and when I used to say this, many would look at me like I was crazy, and I would have to follow it up with scientific facts that did exists, although it was more like ‘schools of thought’ or ‘various studies’ than hard data. So – good that the data is getting stronger :-) The next step is of course to develop strategies and practical tools to change our perception ( which I happen to teach and coach people on :-)
    Thanks for your work Rishan! I love the accessibility of all your posts!

  2. Christie Marie Schatz says:

    Be thank-FULL! For everything!

  3. Toti Jafuk says:

    Many thanks a whole lot for sharing! I will definitely be back.

  4. I’ll apply this idea…… It can be fun!

  5. Isiah Boone says:

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  8. Sarutobi Sensei says:

    a really great insight and a sound advice especially for people who undergo stress every day. stress will indeed be a silent killer if you let it be

  9. Overcoming stress is a hard work and I would like to express my gratitude for this article as it helps me discern stress and to view it in a different way. Right now, I am trying to turn it into a productive way so that I can enjoy life at the same time make living more rewarding. :)

  10. Charlene says:

    In today’s tech-heavy and deadline-obsessed world, it’s becoming harder and harder to escape the suffocating choke hold of stress. Indeed prolonged, sustained, excessive stress, not only causes deterioration of our brain, but it also compromises your immune system; our ability to fight off diseases. IT is indeed everyones inferno!

    Thank you for reminding us that we need to start seeing the challenges and difficulties we face every day as positive things. Taking them on as an opportunity to grow as people. By embracing our stressful situations we can turn our daily grind into something that was killing us into something that enriches our lives.

    Thank you so much!!

    • Thank you too.. I’m really glad this article helps others to combat stress everyday and to make it productive.. :)

  11. What a great post, thank-you. Stress is a huge problem in our daily lives and effects so many people in so many different ways however I am inclined to agree with you that it is in the mind. If suitable measures are taken to work with stress, instead of against it then it can be turned from a negative to a positive.

    I cant recommend relaxation therapies enough, people work far too hard without paying any attention or giving enough priority to counter-balancing the impact of stress on the body. Massage, walks in the countryside, acupuncture, swimming, laughter, jumping on a trampoline, stroking a cat or talking to Grandma all help in combating the effects and impact of stress on the body and help to balance the body.

    The mind is a powerful organ and can produce amazing results when given the right environment to do so.

    • Thanks Ruth! I’m glad that you agreed to my viewpoint. Mind indeed is very powerful tool that we can control to be productive rather than be destructive.

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