How well do I handle stress? Does anyone really handle stress well?
I think it depends on what is causing the stress as well as other things going on in your life.
If I haven’t slept well, I’m less likely to handle stress than if I had a good night’s sleep. I’ve also recently discovered that if I have carbs or sweets within four hours of going to bed, it can hamper my sleep and stress is even harder to handle the next day.
So it’s true, that diet and sleep are important in dealing with stressful situations.
But I think it’s more than just that. For instance, does the stress cause me to be frightened or anxious? Does the stressful situation make me angry or frustrated? Where it comes from can make a difference in how I am able to handle it and how I find a solution for it.
For the most part, that’s my goal.. to find a way to solve the situation and move on. But first I have to learn the cause, and then the affect, and then I am usually able to find a way to solve the problem. In most cases it works.