The Perception Of Stress And Anxiety

998 Words Dec 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Source 2: The Perception you Take

As Mahatma Gandhi said, "Man often becomes what he believes himself to be." Therefore, if you feel that you are a very stressed person or doomed to feel stressed out, then you will likely find ways to manifest that stress through your perception on life. In addition, you won 't even bother to learn how to deal with stress because you won 't believe you can.

Your perception is based on your beliefs, values, and your conditioning. If you believe that life is out to get you, and you don 't value your own happiness very much, and you have been conditioned to believe that there is nothing you can do when bad things happen, then your perception towards struggles and challenges is going to be one where stress and anxiety are abundant. How could you be anything but stressed with that perception?

Moreover, if you believe that you have to be the best in life, and do everything in your power to make that happen, then you are going to stress yourself out for two reasons. First, you will need to take on a workload that no normal human being can handle. And, second, you will never reach the level of perfection you want (because you are human who is not perfect) and each failure will feel very stressful on your mind and body.

Your perception is why you can get stressed out over something so quickly while your friend stands there calmly. You see the situation in a completely different way than them, so you react completely different than them. Of…
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