Differentiating between "Stress" and "Stressor"
In dealing with stress, most of us already have two strikes against us. The very language we typically use to describe stress decreases our ability to deal with it most effectively. Most people define stress by what confronts them—by the problems and concerns that they have to deal with. Such an understanding makes us victims of whatever is going on around us. However, a huge body of research indicates that it is not what we have to deal with but rather how we deal with it that dictates the severity of stress in our lives. Simply put, to begin to understand the most fundamental aspects of stress, we must understand a critical distinction: the difference between “stressors” and “stress,” as illustrated here:*
*Above Reference in part is from "Proof Possitive" by Neil Nedley, M.D.
Contact Us for more information on how we can help you stop stressing out and enjoy peace of mind.