Stress and anxiety are experienced by many people who believe that they simply have too much on their plate or that other people or circumstances make them feel stressful.? The reality is that external circumstances, people or change is not stressful in itself.? Stress has to do with not living in accordance with your own internal belief systems.? When we are out of integrity with ourselves, we become anxious and seek reasons outside of ourselves to reduce the impact of what we believe are the stressors.
If you feel stressed and anxious, look inside and ask yourself? ‘Am I truly living and acting in accordance with what is important to me?’ If you are really honest with yourself, you will find that where you are not being totally true to yourself and your values, this will indicate the source of your distress.? You then have the key to reduce your stress and act as Shakespeare said so many years ago ‘To thine own self be true’.
Don’t distract yourself by seeking external explanations for your stress – it is within you as is the power to change.