Stress results from your perception of events—how you react to situations. What is stressful to you might not be stressful to someone else and vice versa. You weren’t born with any more stress-prone genes than the next person. In the end, it all amounts to attitude.
Research has shown that busy businesspeople who have less stressful lives than others have high self-esteem, think the world is worthwhile, believe they can influence events around them and tend to see change and problems as opportunities. These attitudes don’t eliminate stress as much as they seem to defuse it.
Consider your stress buttons. What causes you to be agitated? What makes you angry? What frustrates you? When does that tension begin to creep in? Make a list of all the stresses in your life and if the cause isn’t apparent, attempt to find it. If you become stressful every time you have a deadline, maybe it goes back to a childhood incident. Your fourth-grade teacher reprimanded and embarrassed you, which programmed an automatic anxiety response you are still carrying. Sometimes just knowing the cause is enough to alleviate the effect. If not, use this knowledge for reprogramming.
Peace and Light,