The other day my friend told me that he was done with stress. The stress he was dealing with was a combination of his job, his family, and life in general. The stress didn’t end when the day was done, but it did end with a bit of a bang. He’s been dealing with the stress for a while now and the cycle was starting to take its toll.
I know what most people think. The stress that all of this entails is like the stress all of us have dealt with in the past, and it is not a good thing. If you’ve ever been in a situation where you feel like your whole world is crashing down, but you’re in the dark about what’s going on, you know what I’m talking about.
In reality, it’s not stress that’s keeping us from doing the things we want to do, it’s stress that’s keeping us from achieving them. The stress that we feel, and the stress that others feel, are actually two sides of the same coin. They both serve the same function: to keep us from taking action.
Stress and anxiety are two words that are often used interchangeably, but they’re different. Anxiety is a response to something that has gone on a long time, and is a state that you’re in after a stressful or upsetting event. An anxious person is usually feeling stressed because they’re uncertain about something, and their immediate thoughts are about how to resolve things. This can cause anxiety in other people.
Anxiety is the feeling of “unhappiness.” If youre stressed, youre anxious. If youve had a stressful day, you are anxious. But if youre happy, you relax.
As a quick response, I will give you the word “stress” (and I’ve gone on to a lot of negative stuff about stress). The word you should be using in your stress response is “stress.” So, if youre stressed and youre anxious, I will go on to another page and give you the word “stress” again.
In the case of anxiety, stress and relaxation both reduce the intensity of the anxiety. So, if youre anxious, youll relax and stress. If youre relaxed, youll stress less. But if you are stressed, you will not relax. In fact, in the case of anxiety, you will actually increase your anxiety. So, if youre stressed, you will likely get a lot of anxiety relief.
Because anxiety affects our perception of our surroundings, it’s often associated with being afraid, nervous, and nervousness. But the opposite is also true, stress helps you relax, and in turn, stress will reduce your anxiety. This is why stress can be a wonderful, and even necessary, part of the human condition.
So, as it turns out, stress is just the opposite of anxiety. When we are stressed, we are not anxious, rather, we are anxious and anxious is a bad thing. So, if youre stressed, you will likely feel better.