1. Stress Is The Same for Everyone
It is completely wrong. Stress is different for each of us. What is stressful for one person is not an issue for the other. Each individual reacts to stress in a very personal way.
2. Stress Is Always Noxious
According to this myth, the lack of stress should make us healthy and happy. The effect stress has on man can be compared with the effect tension has on violin strings. Too less tension makes the music boring, to much tension distorts it. It’s the same thing with stress. It can be the spice of our life or the kiss of death. The difference lies in the way you’re handling the stress. If you can control it, you can be happy and healthy even when we are under stress, while a bad handling of stress can even kill you.
3. Stress Is Everywhere So There Is Nothing You Can Do to Avoid It
You can live your life without being under so much stress. This means that you have to establish your priorities and resolve the problems one by one. You should start with the simpler and urgent ones and then solve the more complicated ones.
If you’re under too much stress and you let yourself overwhelmed with unsolved problems, it is difficult for you to distinguish what is more important from what is less important, and especially to settle your priorities. In that moment, you’ll think that all the problems are important and that your whole life is stressful.
4. No Symptoms, No Stress
It’s completely false. Usually, stress symptoms are hidden by the use of pills or they are simply confused with fatigue symptoms.
5. We Should Be Concerned Only With The Major Symptoms
According to this myth, symptoms like headaches, gastric juice acidity, and dizziness should be ignored. This signals warns us that we are exhausted and that we need to control our stress level.
6. There Are Efficient Anti-stress Recipes
In fact, there are no universal recipes of handling stress. We are different from each other and thus we react differently to the same stressful situation. Yet there are tips that can help us reduce the stress factors.
For a better control of stress, it is very important to be in good terms with your family and friends, because you need friends in your life. Ask them to help you and accept their unconditioned support.
It’s a must to settle realistic goals. Reach your goal step by step and do not hurry to each the top in a very short time.
Take care of yourself, pay attention to your needs and feelings. Get yourself involve in pleasant and relaxing activities. Take care of yourself and you’ll mange to control yourself in stressful situations.
Reserve one day per week to read a book, to take a breath of fresh air, to walk or hanging out with your friends. Make your wishes come true as much as possible.
Do not underestimate the importance of those 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Keep a healthy diet and seize the day!