Stress, don’t you hate it? It doesn’t matter if you feel that life is usually under control. Stress infiltrates every aspect of life and causes masses of stumbling blocks. One minute life is good, the next minute you are waving the white flag of desperation. If this sounds like you, try using NLP techniques and simplify your life.
Why You Need to Reduce Stress
While not every aspect of stress is damaging, unresolved stressors most definitely are. Think about it. Recall those times when you have felt weighed down by the problems of life and have experienced very real physical symptoms such as nausea, tension, and headaches. These occur because you have not found a solution to your problems or, have not plucked up the courage to tackle them. Sadly, we cannot avoid stress. The ‘bury the head in the sand’ approach just does not work. Even if you are great at compartmentalizing, those stressors still infiltrate your mind and impact physical health, so, it makes sense to deal with any problems as they arise, right?
Ideally, if we could choose how to face our problems, we’d have them present themselves in an orderly queue one at a time. Sadly, stress has a habit of bombarding us. Like some evil entity waiting to strike, it does so from a multi-pronged attack. Rarely do you get one easy-to-resolve issue that can be dealt with and neatly filed away before moving onto the next. It is when we become bombarded by stress, that our resolve starts to crumble.
One of the first things that happen is that we feel overwhelmed. We are not quite sure what to do or how to tackle a situation. This happens a lot and when we feel overwhelmed, we start to panic. There is a rising sense of anxiousness that bubbles away inside like molten lava and if this is not dampened down, anxiety can engulf us too. Then, sleep becomes impacted because you just can’t stop those niggling little thoughts that chip away at your defenses the moment you try to close your eyes.