Article Summary By Michael Estlack, Director of Connectivity
We all experience stress. From the workplace to our relationships, stress is an inevitable reality for us all. However, many of us have misconceived ideas about How stress is defined and how it affects us. According to psychcentral.com, there are 6 main myths pertaining to stress.
1. Everybody experiences stress the same way. Wrong. Stress affects us all differently and trying to compare our stresses to another’s is useless. We all react to stressful situations in different ways.
2. Stress is bad for you. Wrong. Stress is innate in us to keep us safe from harmful situations. It is very normal to experience stress in small amounts. It only becomes unhealthy when we constantly feel its effects.
3. Stress is everywhere and you can't do anything about it. Wrong. Some situations, like paying bills, may be stresses we can't get away from, but most of the time we can plan to stay away from stressful situations. We simply need to know ourselves and what sets us off.
4. The best ways to reduce stress are for you. Wrong. There are no set ways to reduce stress for everybody. Since we are all different, we require different ways to deal with stress. While some may require meditation, others may simply need a favorite song to jam out to.
5. Stress is always symptomatic. Wrong. Just because you don’t feel the physical signs of stress, doesn’t mean you aren’t dealing with the mental side of stress. For some, medication may mask symptoms of stress, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still exist for you.
6. Only major effects of stress need attention. Wrong. Minor signs of stress can easily lead to major ones. It's best to be proactive in your approach to stressors.
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To read the full article, check it out here: https://psychcentral.com/lib/six-myths-about-stress/
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