Question of the Day – No. 352 What does stress mean to you? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 60 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 352” Add yours Being in a state of panic or strife. Maybe those are the wrong words. Struggle. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Are there any circumstances in which struggle is separated from stress? LikeLike Reply I’d say that I don’t get stressed that often, so it’s hard for me to say. Or maybe I don’t know what stress is, which could be another possiblity; a conclusion I’ve come to before. LikeLiked by 1 person Taking on more of a struggle than one can seemingly handle LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed by things to do? LikeLike Reply Constantly overthinking about the “what if”. Focusing more on what could go wrong and how to prevent that, which usually results in an overwhelming feeling. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So stress comes from overthinking? LikeLike Reply Not been connected to Jesus LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Can someone be connected to Jesus and still be stressed? LikeLike Reply Feeling like a piece of trash because I’ve taken on more than is healthy for me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How often do you take on more than it’s healthy for you? LikeLike Reply A lot of time. But I’m learning to be better. LikeLiked by 1 person A state of living with obligations I have no desire to fulfill, but feel I must. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So doing things because you have to, not because you want to… LikeLike Reply Migraines … I find it hard to tell if I’m stressed out, except my chronic migraine becomes worse depending on the level of stress 😭🤗 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Interesting! So you “measure” your stress level based on the level of pain? LikeLike Reply Yep, basically 👍. I also get snippy when I have a migraine, so it’s not pleasant for anyone 😂🙈. LikeLiked by 1 person Stress is one of the causes of me having to take time out from work and start taking medication… that and anxiety… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s tough. What caused that level of stress? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Not really sure, there wasn’t one trigger or anything, rather lots of cumulative small things xx LikeLiked by 1 person fear of failing …or being afraid of a breakup…or loss of control….having no options left to chose. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It seems that the stress you’re facing is caused by fear. Let’s say that all those bad things happen. How would your life look like? LikeLike Reply Blank page that you are writing your feelings on LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How come you find that stressful? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You just don’t get it. Stress is the blank as soon as you are not put there your feelings you are good 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person So you are creator of the stress as well as creator of fear and any other negativities. LikeLiked by 1 person I don’t write my feelings in the blank that is in my mind that’s why I am not stressful at all. 😉 I know sounds weird but if you think about this all negative stuff is in your mind and only your responsibility how to feel it and with what LikeLiked by 1 person Something everyone experiences; just in different ways and at different levels of intensity. Some healthy stress is good because without that little bit of stress, we wouldn’t have the motivation to accomplish anything in life:) LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m not sure if motivation comes from stress, but I totally agree with you that there is constructive stress and that is helpful and healthy for our evolution 🙂 LikeLike Reply Feeling overwhelmed LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How often do you feel overwhelmed? LikeLike Reply There are different types of stress..the positive one makes you work hard and sometimes is good. It ends after work ends and leaves a satisfied feeling. Negetive should always be dealt with and avoided LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, you’re right! Can those two types of stress transform from one into another? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yea. Everything is energy 😊 it changes it’s form. LikeLiked by 1 person No air. Bad sleep. Overthinking and feeling overwhelmed. I managed to sleep only four hours tonight and at 3 I was totally awake for the level of stress I have. I haaaaate stress. I wish there was a cure! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m not sure if there is a cure, but trying to see the same situations from a different perspective might help 🙂 LikeLike Reply Time to take a break LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yeah… and hopefully we can take that break. It’s tougher when we think we cannot take it. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Human mind and brain automatically tell the person when is the time to take acbreak. LikeLiked by 1 person You’re right. But sometimes we don’t listen to that… LikeLiked by 1 person So whose fault is that 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Ours, of course 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Stress means over thinking and expecting the worst, stress eating and not sleeping. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Interesting! Would you say that stress comes from negative expectations? LikeLike Reply No not for me. I’m a very positive person but I am a worrier. I’m also a Virgo and always expect perfection in everything I do so I guess some of the stress is my own doing as I’ve always felt that if your going to do something no matter what it is you do it to perfection or don’t bother doing it at all. LikeLiked by 1 person I’m also a Virgo and yes, I also expect perfection, but I also try to remember I’m only a human so I might fail at this perfection thing 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person So you know what I mean then 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Stress is the result of anxiety. One can learn to overcome stress by being aware of situations in his life that makes him become anxious. I learned to stop.. take a deep breath.. and tell myself to deal with the situation calmly. Then I move forward mentally and emotionally prepared. It took me One full year to succeed. It was a daily struggle but I refused Valium which my doctor prescribed. Prayer and trust in God was my armor. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What else helped you besides prayer and trust in God? LikeLike Reply I also explained the physical steps I used in my comment . LikeLiked by 1 person So breathing, helpful self talk and God helped you go through the difficult time (I’m sorry I missed the physical steps). This is actually very similar with what Jay Shetty said about what he learned when he was a monk. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person It worked for me. Today I am always so calm that it’s boring. Smile. LikeLiked by 1 person When work demands exceed the ability to effectively address issues – or needs and becoming purely reactionary. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply And that ability is exceeded because of the lack of skill or the lack of time? Or both? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply More a time issue, too many think setup, design, configuration is a snap of the fingers, perhaps is more of ” I need this now” forgetting there are 12 others saying the same thing. Or the dread words ” I know I should have contacted you earlier, but………” LikeLiked by 1 person Not being able to express an idea or not being given the can d to be heard… Also anytime, anything about an unjust situation towards anybody. See, hear, experience it… doesn’t matter it will make me stress!!! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Would you say that injustice stresses you out the most? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes I would. Injustice to anyone… always gets under my skin LikeLiked by 1 person that I need to calm down / take a breath / talk to a friend / go for a walk… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nice! It seems that your “default mode” to deal with stress is to shake it off. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.