Stress is something that basically everyone on earth has to deal with, but very few actually know much about it, its causes and more. However, in the effort to understand them, a number of myths and misconceptions about stress have reared their ugly heads, here are three of them.
1. Stress is Always Going to Be there And You Can’t Do Anything About it
This is not correct and is not the right way to think about stress. While the threat of it can always be there, you can condition yourself in a way to be able to handle stress so that when it comes, you can brush it off with ease. The key is to manage stress and give yourself a small window every day to worry and stress and then for the rest of the day, put off the worrying and stress until that window.
2. Stress is the Same for Everyone
This one is completely not true as stress can materialize a number of different ways for a number of different reasons. Situations or things that may be stressful for someone may not be stressful for somebody else. Also, there is much difference in the way we all respond to stress. Some people can combat it with ease and keep it at bay, while others can spend their days stressed out or worrying about something small.
3. Stress and Anxiety are the Same
This one is an extremely common thought that I have heard time and time again be said, but it is not true. First of all, Anxiety is an actual diagnosable illness, while stress is not. Secondly, stress normally comes from an event or situation that makes you upset or nervous, while anxiety is more about fear and an uneasy feeling, with an origin that is somewhat unknown. Also, anxiety is chronic and can get worse over time and you really can’t effectively learn to deal with it like you can for stress.