Did you know that stress is largely self-created? It’s called self-sabotage; sometimes DRAMA; which I know we’ve all been a culprit of at some point. Now, think of this: Stress = Self-Sabotage = DRAMA.
Ok, so I may have copied that from the Urban Dictionary, so If you think that’s ridiculous, think about how ridiculous sabotaging yourself sounds. What’s worse, self-sabotage, or a definition taken from the Urban Dictionary?
Stress can wreak havoc on your body. It can cause high blood pressure, sleeping problems, headaches, and even bring down your immune system. The list goes on, and quite honestly, researching the negative effects of stress is really stressful, so I decided to stop. Instead, I leave you with this…
The next time you are close to letting stress get the best of you, think about how you really want to feel before you REACT. Don’t let emotions get the best of you. Avoid negative self-talk, pessimism, and taking on more than you can handle. Most of all, breathe. It’s pretty amazing what a few deep breaths can do for you.