No matter how hard we try to avoid it, or try to plan our lives out perfectly so that stress doesn’t creep in, there is no real way to completely avoid stress. Work can be overwhelming. Family can be overwhelming. Life itself can be overwhelming. There is no way around it.
When stress hits we can feel scattered, manic and out of control. We can feel like we aren’t ourselves. Our minds can wander. We can forget the simplest of things and our emotions can seem completely out of control. You may want to take on the world and a 25-point long “to do” list, only to find you are so out of sorts that you are lucky to achieve one or two things. This is stress taking its toll and this is you being out of balance.
While stress can be very difficult to deal with and can event lead to some health issues if you aren’t careful, it doesn’t have to rule your life. There are ways to combat stress. While you may be not able to ward it off completely, there are ways that you can find your center and find balance when life throws stressful situations your way.