Here are three simple questions about a prominent challenge for all of us in today’s current environment.
- What is the definition of stress?
- What causes stress?
- How does stress affect you personally?
Simple questions, right? However, ask a dozen people those three simple questions, and you’ll more than likely receive a dozen different answers to each of them.
The reason is simple. There is no common definition of “stress” that everyone can agree on. What may be stressful to one person may be pleasurable or have no effect whatsoever on another. For a wide variety of reasons, we all react differently to stressors.
However, most would agree that stress can be a crucial challenge in today’s ever-changing, chaotic environment. Most of us are busier than ever before. We’re busy at work, busy at home, busy with children, and busy with social and religious obligations … and simply trying to keep our heads above water.
I have personal friends, family and associates who are currently dealing with the consequences of stress. Earlier in my career, I actually lost my eye sight for a period of time as a result of stress factors in my life.
Most of us can easily define the “stress” we’re currently dealing with. We’re well aware of the fact that stress is responsible for high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and a growing number of other health issues.
Most of us know exactly what’s causing the stress in our lives.
And, ironically, most of us know a number of things we can do to reduce our current stress levels. It might be diet, exercise, sleep, or any number of coping strategies that we’ve been exposed to. We know what to do—we simply don’t it.
For some, it’s because they really don’t believe they’ll experience those negative consequences. They have to SEE it to believe it. They actually have to experience a
before they’re willing to take coping action of any kind.
In short, it goes back to the knowing-doing gap. We know what we should do—we simply don’t do it.
You might want to take a proactive stance on this critical issue before you suffer the negative consequences which could very well change your life.
Take a few minutes to review this short video to learn 10 Rules to Simplify Your Life and reduce stress levels.
You’ll gain nothing by watching the video.
You’ll gain nothing by learning, even memorizing, the 10 rules.
You’ll gain a great deal by executing what you learn from this short video!. Are you willing to do that?
About Harry K. Jones
Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.