Stress. It’s all around us, all the time, no matter what. While stress is indeed essential for life – it forces us to grow, to strengthen ourselves, and to learn and adapt – it can be burdensome at times. It can weigh one down with the feeling of being under lock and key. It can act as a metaphorical “itch”, slowly creeping its way into consciousness. It wanders around us, prodding and disturbing the tranquility we find in the auditorium of our minds.
Sometimes violently, we lash out at this stress, becoming frustrated with its persistent existence. Alas, though, it continues…
Stress is a reality for every person, no matter their walk of life. While some find stress in the superficial, other find it in the very real, physical demands of the world. Whatever it may be, one will face stress in life. And because of this ‘action’ of stress, we must be vigilant in our reaction to it. If we hope to maintain ourselves, we must balance these stressors with de-stressors. At times, though, this can be hard.
How do you relax and escape stress?