“Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another”
– William James
Feeling stressed in today’s world is pretty much inevitable, but how stressed you allow yourself to get or how often this happens are two things that you can have a great influence over! You can control these.
If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional balance, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life.
I listened to a podcast on Tuesday where Dr Chatterjee and Matt Haig the writer of two amazing books ‘Notes on a nervous planet’ and ‘Reasons to stay alive’ were speaking about managing stress levels. Haig used an amazing analogy in saying you wouldn’t give yourself a packet of 60 Marlboro cigarettes to smoke a day if it meant at the end of it you would reach the thing that was making you so unbelievably stressed. You wouldn’t risk your physical health to reach that goal so why should and would you risk your mental health to get there by pilling on the pressure and adding such high stress levels.