Controlling Life's Stressors
|With energy and effort you may identify exactly where your stress is coming from. You can pinpoint specific settings, relationships, and people that are stressful. It might be possible to avoid some situations or at least not intensify them. You might be able to reduce, control, or eliminate some stressors. If you are in an intimate relationship that you know is bad for you because of its abusive nature, then you could get out of it. If you live in a noisy apartment and are continually disturbed by your neighbors, you could move someplace quiet. If your indoor job stresses you because you love to be outside, perhaps, you could get a transfer to a position that allows you to travel. In these ways and with these changes, stress comes under control. However, no matter how much you have, however, life will always change, and new stressors will appear. Still, controlling stressors is good strategy.