Stress Resistance

1573 Words Jul 7th, 2018 7 Pages
If you asked me about myself, I would respond without any doubt, “I am Victoria, a stress resistant person.” I think maintaining full control over your emotional response to life's complications plays an important role in the way your day is shaped, and that of others. Confidence in one's abilities and a clear mind gives way to more calculated decisions, rather than falling victim to a potentially hectic environment. According to Dr. Keith Horinouchi, “stress resistance” means “the body’s ability to handle everyday stresses, preferably through a healthy lifestyle.” Now, stress resistance is my motto, which always reminds me how I should react to any difficulties that I face on my life's path. However, I was not always this way. I would say …show more content…
So, I started dating a boy from my school who was the same age I was, and I thought I loved him so much. This was my first relationship with a boy; I could not sleep, eat or study. I thought about him every moment. We were dating for a month, but he left me for my friend. I cried for hours that night, because I did not expect him to do such a thing, but I did not tell anyone how I felt: neither my mother nor my friends.
One of my friends invited me and a couple of other people to his house for a party. Upon arrival, I saw everyone laughing together, praising the good looks of the newly formed couple: my ex-boyfriend and my friend. I tried very hard to hide my emotions when I saw them together. I pretended as if I was having fun by smiling, laughing, and dancing with other people. When it was time to go home, my friend and I decided to go together because we lived near each other. My ex-boyfriend went with us to take my friend to a bus. I wanted to kick him, but I felt I would appear stronger if I didn't express my feelings for him. This concrete situation taught me how to channel my anger in other places in the hopes of reshaping a negative situation into a positive. Although, I really wanted to, I still praise myself today for not succumbing to my impulses. As I grew older and developed a fascination, and yearning for, the type of pure romanticism only depicted in film, I found that I had more complications with boys. I was

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